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La. Police Officers Charged In Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old

Louisiana State Police are investigating what led to the shooting of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and his father.

By Ben Lawson | November 7, 2015

Two Louisiana police officers have been arrested following shooting that left a 6-year-old with autism dead and his father critically wounded. 

The shooting occurred Tuesday in Marksville, Louisiana. Police say Norris Greenhouse, Jr., and Derrick Stafford fired 18 shots at the car driven by Christopher Few. Few's son, Jeremy Mardis, was struck five times. 

"Jeremy Mardis, 6 years old. He didn't deserve to die like that," said Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson.

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Now, Greenhouse and Stafford both face charges of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.

Officials say Few led officers on a short chase before stopping on a dead end road. Few's fiancée told CBS the chase may have started after the couple had an argument on a city street.

Investigators haven't said what led to the shooting but have confirmed body camera footage was among the evidence that led to the arrest. Louisiana State Police are handling the investigation.

This video includes images from Louisiana State Police

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