Body Cam Footage Released of Marksville Police Shooting of 6-Year-Old
On November 3, 2015, six-year-old Jeremy Mardis was shot five times when Marksville, Louisiana deputy marshals opened fire on a small SUV driven by the child’s father, Chris Few. A judge released body cam video on Wednesday, September, 28, showing the officers firing into the vehicle that wounded Few, and shot his young son who died at the scene.
The body cam video was submitted as evidence by the state in a pretrial hearing for Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr., who are shown firing at the vehicle. When the incident happened it was reported that Few had reached a dead end and was backing up when he was fired upon by the officers.
The coroner says Few reached a dead end and was backing into the marshals when they fired. The coroner says the boy was “caught in the line of fire” and was killed. — WBRZ
Chris few is seen in the video with his hands raised out of the window when officers stopped him, but he was still fired upon. After the ordeal you can here another officer in the graphic video say “I never saw a kid in the car.” Jeremy Mardis was hit with five bullets to his head and chest, said WAFB.
The two deputy marshals are charged with second degree murder for Jeremy’s death, and attempted second degree murder of Chris Few. There’s also an ongoing investigation into the extent of the relationship between Greenhouse and Few.
Stafford’s trial is set for a November 28 and Greenhouse is set for trial on March 13, 2016.