(MARKSVILLE, La.) — The two law enforcement officers charged in the killing a 6-year-old boy when they shot at his father’s car during an incident last week in Louisiana are each being held on a $1 million bond.
Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. have both been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder after they fired multiple shots at Chris Few’s car in Marksville, Louisiana, Wednesday. State District Judge William Bennett held the closed bond hearing Monday at the jail where the officers are being held.
“Nothing is more important than the integrity of this badge. Tonight, the badge has been tarnished by these two individuals,” Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said at a news conference Friday night when the officers were arrested, according to ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.
Few was driving in the vehicle with son Jeremy Mardis, who was fatally shot in the incident.
Stafford and Greenhouse were two of four law enforcement officers who were on the scene at the time of the shooting, though they are the only ones believed to have fired their weapons.
State police reportedly said Stafford is a full-time lieutenant with the Marksville Police Department; Greenhouse is a full-time city marshal.
Few was wounded in the shooting and the funeral for his son is being held Monday afternoon.
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