Two Louisiana officers are facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy. Christopher Few and his sometimes girlfriend, Megan Dixon, were at a bar drinking.
After she danced with one of the bartenders, Few became visibly upset, went outside and kicked the door loudly enough for those inside to hear it. Dixon left the bar, and the two quarrelled loudly in the dirt parking lot. Soon, Few and Dixon raced off in different vehicles, and someone called 911.
Two city marshals, who usually serve arrest warrants, pursued Few’s SUV, cornering it two miles away at the closed entrance to a state park. For reasons that are not clear, the marshals opened fire. At least 18 shots later, Few was critically injured, and his 6-year-old son, Jeremy Mardis, was dead, shot five times in the head and chest.
Jeremy, who was autistic, was the youngest person in the country to be fatally shot by law enforcement officers this year.