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Authorities identify suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting

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SAN ANTONIO - Authorities released additional information in Thursday's deputy-involved shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy and the female suspect.

Amanda Lenee Jones, 30, was a wanted felon that led officials on a two-hour manhunt before deputies opened fire and killed her. Kameron Prescott, 6, was hit by a stray bullet inside the house and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Jones has been arrested in several counties with charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance to assault. Her most recent charge for burglarizing a building in February 2017. She spent five years in prison according to jail records.

John Aguillon (27 years of service), George Herrera (16 years), Jesse Arias (seven years) and Johnny Longoria (two years) were identified as the deputies involved in the shooting. All four officers have been placed on administrative duty while the investigation continues.

Salazar held a news conference Friday afternoon, providing a chronological breakdown of the events that led to the shooting. He showed a map of the route taken while deputies pursued the suspect into the mobile home park. Salazar said witnesses at the mobile home park also reported seeing the suspect holding an object that may have been a weapon.

WATCH: Salazar details the moments leading to Thursday's fatal deputy-involved shooting

Salazar said investigators learned the suspect had physically forced her way inside a home where an adult, a minor female, and Prescott were staying and made threats, including threatening to take the family's car.

He said the suspect stepped out onto the porch of the home, where she was confronted by five deputies. Salazar said she threatened to shoot the deputies, which he said was confirmed by the family inside the home. He said the deputies saw her holding something in her hand which they believed was a weapon.

Salazar said investigators later found a dark "tubular" object with blood on it below the desk of the home and stated it's likely that she had the object in her hand before the shooting. He said four deputies fired shots. A fifth officer at the scene, a K9 officer, did not fire a weapon.

Officials are still searching for a handgun, which they believe may be in a wooded area. He said they have two types of video, helicopter and body cam, but added that the helicopter did not capture the moment the suspect was pointing the object at the deputies. He said the body cam on one of the deputies captured good audio of the incident but because the officer is left-handed and the body cam was on his left shoulder, his firing arm was covering most of the camera.

Salazar said the video also shows deputies administering first aid to Prescott right after the shooting.


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