Multiple media outlets are reporting that a six-year-old child was unintentionally shot dead by police while they were trying to capture his father.

The shooting happened on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Marksville, according to WBRZ. Deputy city marshals were trying serve a warrant to Chris Few when he fled. Police opened fire on the vehicle, severely wounding Few but also shooting his son, Jeremy David Mardis, 6, to death. He was pronounced dead at the scene

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

Few was most recently listed in critical condition at a Central Louisiana hospital. Mardis was a first-grader at Lafargue Elementary School in Effie, La.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the matter.

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