A lawyer says bail has been set at $1 million each for two Louisiana law enforcement officers jailed in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy with autism and the wounding of his father.
Mark Jeansonne is the attorney for Chris Few, the father of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Few was seriously wounded and Mardis was killed last week when marshals in the town of Marksville opened fire on their car.
The officers, 32-year-old Derrick Stafford of Mansura and 23-year-old Derrick Greenhouse Jr., of Marksville each is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
Bail was set at a Monday hearing closed to the press and public. Jeansonne told reporters outside the sheriff's office about the bail amount. Jeansonne also said that Few's condition is improving, but that he has not yet been told that his son was killed.
Events leading up to the shooting Tuesday evening remain unclear. Initial reports suggested the marshals were serving a warrant on Few when the shooting happened.
But the Louisiana head of state police has said there was no evidence a warrant was issued, and no gun found at the scene.