A grand jury has indicted on murder charges the two deputy marshals arrested last month in connection with a shooting in which a 6-year-old boy, Jeremy Mardis, was killed and his father, Chris Few, wounded in Marksville, Louisiana.
The Washington Post has an incredible report on the arbitrary, jury-rigged, apparently subject-to-interpretation nature of law enforcement in Marksville, Louisiana, and how this state of affairs may have led to the fatal shooting of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis.
Body cam footage described by one Louisiana police officer as “the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen” reportedly shows Chris Few had his hands in the air and did not pose a threat when marshals shot and killed his six-year-old son last week.
Two of the officers involved in the unexplained shooting that killed six-year-old Jeremy Mardis in Marksville, Louisiana have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, according to multiple reports.
New details and an explicit disavowal of the initial explanation suddenly make the fatal shooting of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis look like the result of disastrous recklessness by local police, if not something worse.
Louisiana officials say a six-year-old boy was fatally shot when marshals opened fire on his father’s car while the man fled from an attempt to serve a warrant. The boy was riding in the car’s passenger seat.