TEXAS DIGEST: District attorney to aid Schertz shooting inquiry


SCHERTZ

District attorney to aid deputy shooting inquiry

The Bexar County district attorney’s office has agreed to lend some manpower to the sheriff’s office investigation into the deputy-involved shooting of a 6-year-old boy.

Kameron Prescott was killed last week when Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies opened fire on a woman at a suburban San Antonio mobile home park after nearly two-hour hunt for the woman.

The woman, 30-year-old Amanda Jones, was also fatally shot in the December 21 incident in Schertz. She was suspected of trying to break into a car.

Sheriff Javier Salazar has said Jones had no apparent connection to the boy or his family. The boy was inside a mobile home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired by one of the deputies.

District attorney’s office spokeswoman Leslie Garza said in a statement Tuesday that the DA’s staff are reviewing the use-of-force investigation at the request of the sheriff’s office.

Garza said that if the investigation indicates that the deputies’ actions were criminal, the district attorney’s office “will take appropriation action.”

DENTON

Fire damages several businesses

Several businesses have suffered damage in a four-alarm fire that struck a historic downtown square in North Texas.

The fire in downtown Denton appears to have begun early Tuesday in a building that houses a market selling vintage items and other collectibles. The building is across the street from the historic courthouse at the center of the square.

A portion of the building’s roof collapsed and adjacent structures also sustained damage.

It’s not immediately clear how the fire started.

There were no reports of injuries but one firefighter was treated for dehydration.



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