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Video: Shot Fired in Confrontation Between TX Deputies and Suspect Kills Child

December 22, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Shot Fired in Confrontation Between TX Deputies and Suspect Kills Child

A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet in Schertz, Texas, on Thursday during a confrontation between a car theft suspect and Bexar County Sheriff's deputies. Authorities said it is unclear who fired the bullet that struck the boy.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said officers were called to a trailer park Thursday morning just before 11 a.m. During the course of the investigation, authorities said they came across a woman in her 30s trying to break into a trailer. When confronted, authorities said she claimed to have a gun and threatened to shoot them.

The suspect fled into the woods, Salazar said, where the deputies gave chase. They eventually opened fire on the woman, who was struck several times and killed while she stood on the porch of a trailer, authorities said.

The boy was sitting inside the trailer when he was struck in the abdomen by a stray bullet that pierced the wall. He was rushed to University Hospital where he also died, authorities said.

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Draco @ 12/24/2017 1:06 AM

I really hope that none of the officers are charged for killing the kid. Its bad enough already

Jon Retired LEO @ 12/24/2017 12:45 PM

Quite simply a very tragic situation. This is every officer's nightmare when having to use deadly force. Not long ago there was a blog about firing warning shots. This is just one good reason why that is not accepted anymore.

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