Louisiana authorities are questioning why two city marshals chased a vehicle and opened fire on it, allegedly killing a 6-year-old boy and wounding his father, NBC News reported.
Both marshals were charged Friday. Derrick Stafford, a lieutenant with the Marksill, Louisiana, police, and Norris Greenhouse, Jr., a full-time marshal in Alexandria, Louisiana, are being held without bail. They’re charged with second-degree and attempted second-degree murder.
Jeremy Mardis was struck by five bullets Tuesday night in Marksville, Louisiana, and pronounced dead. His father, Chris Few, is in serious condition in hospital.
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Police are looking into why the marshals, whose main job is to serve warrants, pursued Few — there were no warrants our for his arrest, according to NBC News.