2 charged over US boy's fatal shooting
Two marshals in the US state of Louisiana are to be charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a six-year-old boy.
Jeremy Mardis and his father, Chris Few, were in a car when they were shot in Marksville on Tuesday night.
Officers Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were arrested after a vehicle chase that left Few, who was driving, critically injured.
Jeremy died at the scene and Few remains in hospital.
The two officers were arrested on Friday after body-camera footage taken from them was assessed.
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It is still unclear what led them to pursue Few and what triggered the shooting.
"He [Jeremy Mardis] didn't deserve to die like that and that's what's important," Col Edmonson said.
Referring to the body-camera footage of the incident, Col Edmondson added: "I can tell you, it is the most disturbing thing I've seen, and I'll leave it like that."
HE HAS A NAME: Jeremy Mardis (age 6) killed after police shot his dad's car as he fled cops trying to issue warrant pic.twitter.com/WO6KElAYOa
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The two officers have been charged with murder and attempted murder over the shooting.
Few's stepfather, Morris German, said that Jeremy was a delightful child who "loved everything, everybody", the AP news agency reported.
German said the boy, who had been diagnosed with autism, had no siblings.