6-year-old Kameron Prescott shot dead “by mistake” by police pursuing unarmed suspect
By Erin White
December 26, 2017
Four days before Christmas, a 6-year-old boy named Kameron Prescott was shot and killed in Schertz, Tex by a sheriff’s deputy’s stray bullet, which pierced the mobile home Prescott lived inside of, striking him in the abdomen. The incident occurred as police were attempted to apprehend a woman who had earlier stolen a car and was wanted on two felony warrants. The suspect was attempting to break into the trailer where Prescott lived at the time.
“In my opinion, it’s a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man,” Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County said at a news conference on Friday, referring to Kameron Prescott.
But the reality of Kameron’s death is that the police shot and killed yet another innocent, unarmed, non-dangerous civilian, this time a little boy, days before Christmas. This is more than a “tragic accident”. These are recurring state-sanctioned killings of children and adults that are scapegoated at tragedies and accidents. No, tragedies and accidents are inordinate, unexpected outcomes. At this point, cops fucking up this badly is part of the program.
A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for Kameron’s funeral has been started.