84-year-old hostage accidentally shot in Texas standoff


A standoff in Texas last month ended in the unfortunate death of a hostage, according to a new Texas Department of Public Safety report.

On March 7, the agency’s SWAT officers killed Amelia Huron-Macias, an 84-year-old woman, after mistaking her for her son, Fernando Macias. Fenando had engaged authorities in a standoff at their San Antonio-area home, shooting at officials several times during a daylong standoff.

From KVIAThe report says DPS officers, who’d noted the suspect was wearing a red shirt, returned fire. Officials later learned both mother and son were wearing red shirts.
The standoff started after officials tried to serve Macias with a mental health warrant.

Fernando faces three counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer.

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