(Guadalupe County) -- A pair of tragic stories, that impacted families in Seguin and Schertz, weighed heavily on the minds of many during the long holiday weekend. A husband and wife were killed in a shooting in Seguin, while a boy was accidentally shot and killed in Schertz.
A Seguin area man has been accused of shooting and killing his neighbors. Investigators at the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office took Brian Day into custody on Thursday. He has now been charged with capital murder. Investigators say Day murdered 29-year old Thomas Holland and his 27-year old wife, Jenita Holland, on Thursday night in the 2100 block of Vivroux Ranch Road. It's unclear what motive Day might have had in this case, but in a strange twist to the story, sheriff's office officials say several homemade explosive devices were found during a search of Day's home last week. Those bombs were detonated by members of a San Antonio bomb squad and the ATF. FBI agents, Seguin Police Department officials and the Guadalupe County Fire Marshal's Office also assisted with the investigation. Day is currently being held in the Guadalupe County Jail in lieu of a $2 million bond.
The Schertz area also experienced a tragic story last Thursday. Investigators say a shooting involving Bexar County Sheriff's deputies ended with the death of a six-year-old boy. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies shot and killed the female suspect, but a stray bullet struck the boy inside the house. Salazar said deputies opened fire when the woman appeared to threaten them with a handgun, though investigators say the object she was holding turned out to be a short piece of pipe.
The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD identified the boy as Kameron Prescott, who had been a first grade student at the district's Widerstein Elementary School. A press release from the district stated that Prescott was "the innocent victim of a shootout between a person described by authorities as a wanted felon and law enforcement personnel." The boy is being fondly remembered by members of the faculty and staff at the school.
“Kameron was the kindest-hearted little boy that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching,” said Shanda Ince, Kameron’s first grade teacher. “He loved to make everyone laugh. He will be missed by all of his classmates and everyone at Wiederstein.”
Maria Morales, counselor at Wiederstein Elementary School, described the six year old as a kind soul.
“Kameron was a ball of energy, happy, smart and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He also had a great sense of humor and caring heart. He’ll be truly missed by his classmates, teachers and the Wiederstein staff," said Morales.
A fund has been established to assist Kameron’s family with expenses. You can drop donations off at the two Schertz Bank & Trust branches in Schertz, or by mail to: Kameron Prescott Memorial Fund; c/o Schertz Bank & Trust; P.O. Box 800; Schertz, TX 78154. Donations can also be dropped off at the Schertz Bank & Trust location in Seguin.