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.
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.