The slain boy and the suspect did not appear to be related, said Salazar, who did not identify her.
A 6-year-old boy was shot and killed by Bexar County sheriff's deputies as they opened fire on a woman who was thought to have a gun at a mobile trailer park after a lengthy manhunt.
The incident started on Thursday around 11 a.m. when a auto was reported stolen in the area of Farm to Market 1518 and Schaefer Road in northeast Bexar County. The boy was inside the home.
"I can definitively tell you that myself and the deputies involved, not a single one of us who wouldn't trade places with this child if we could", Salazar said.
The deadly drama began around 11 a.m., Salazar said, when a deputy responding to reports of a stolen auto found the suspect hiding in a closet and she allegedly told them, "I have a weapon, I'm gonna shoot you". Salazar said a weapon was shown. The suspect was found crossing a river and officers pursued her in "water that was up to their chin". They fatally shot her. "I gave them each a hug", Salazar said. It was unclear whether she had fired at them, Salazar said, but the deputies believed she had.
Somehow, the woman was able to flee the residence into some nearby woods where the deputy lost her and called for backup, Salazar said. Officials are still conducting a search to find a weapon.
"The four agencies just did a great job of working together", Salazar said. His name has not been released. "However the child was pronounced dead on arriving at the hospital", the sheriff added.
Kameron was shot in the torso and later died at a hospital.
Deputies caught up with the woman on the front porch of a mobile home she was trying to break into, according to reports, and that's where the gunfire erupted. Sheriff Javier Salazar said late Thursday that it's not immediately clear what prompted the deputies to shoot.
The suspect had no connection to the victim's family. Authorities earlier said he was 7 years old.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that authorities say the boy was inside a trailer and that the woman was breaking into the trailer Thursday when the shooting happened.
The woman has yet to be identified, but authorities said she was known to deputies and had outstanding warrants.
Anthony Fritcher, 33, was closing the back door she barged through the front door demanding keys to a vehicle parked outside.