(NEW ORLEANS) — Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.
Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, according to Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition.
The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
“That little boy was buckled in the front seat of that vehicle and that is how he died,” Edmonson said Friday.
“Nothing is more important than this badge that we are wearing on our uniform,” Edmonson added.”This badge has been tarnished by the following two individuals.”
Police haven’t said what prompted the shooting. Authorities said Few was unarmed, according to ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV.
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