VIDEO: 2 Louisiana Officers Charged with Murder in Killing of 6-Year-Old Boy at End of Pursuit
Louisiana State Police have arrested two police officers who are accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy and wounding his father in Marksville, Louisiana, last week.
Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, 32, were arrested Friday night. Both were booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
"We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.
Investigators say four city marshals were pursuing a vehicle driven by Chris Few in Marksville Tuesday night. It is still not clear what led to the pursuit.
The Avoyelles Parish coroner said Wednesday that he was told Few went down a dead-end road and then put his vehicle in reverse when some of the pursuing officers opened fire, shooting him and his young son who was a passenger in the vehicle.
Few, who was not armed, was wounded but survived. His son, Jeremy Mardis, was killed after being hit by five bullets in the head and chest, WAFB TV reports.
The officers were working part-time as marshals for Ward 2. All four also work as Marksville police officers. Greenhouse also works full-time as an Alexandria City marshal.