Two Louisiana law enforcement officers were arrested Friday in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy with autism, NBC News reported.
Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, were charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday’s shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of his father, Chris Few, Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson said.
The two officers were working side jobs as city marshals when the shooting occurred. The boy was killed by shots fired into his father's vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. in the central Louisiana town of Marksville Tuesday after what officials described as a pursuit.
It's still unclear what led police to pursue Few and what triggered the shooting.