Sheriff: Deputies threatened before gunfire that killed boy

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SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) - A Texas sheriff says a wanted felon told deputies that she was armed and would shoot them before they killed her in a spray of gunfire that also left a 6-year-old boy dead.

Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff Javier Salazar told the San Antonio Express-News that 30-year-old Amanda Jones forced her way into the mobile home where the boy, Kameron Prescott, lived on Dec. 21 and then was confronted outside by four deputies.

A person inside the home reported hearing Jones say she would shoot the deputies.

Jones had a metal tube but no handgun. Salazar says deputies earlier saw Jones with a gun as they chased her.

Kameron was inside the home when he was struck by a bullet as deputies fired on Jones.