Officers Charged with Second-degree Murder in Killing of 6 Year Old

The 6 year old was shot 5 times and died. And the two police officers responsible for his death were charged with second degree murder.

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, Col. Mike Edmonson said during 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.

Edmonson called body cam footage showing the shooting “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.” The video will likely not be released until the officers’ trials, Louisiana State Police said Saturday.

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