Video Shows Cops Mistakenly Shooting 6-Year-Old Boy

'I never saw a kid in the car'
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2016 11:19 AM CDT
Video Shows Cops Mistakenly Shooting 6-Year-Old Boy
Jeremy Mardis poses for a photograph in Louisiana.   (Cathy Mardis via AP)

New body cam footage shows the moment two marshals in Marksville, Louisiana, realize they accidentally killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. The marshals, 32-year-old Derrick Stafford and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse, each face one count of murder and attempted murder. The body cam footage, which CNN says came from a separate officer, was released as part of the pre-trial process. The video, which can be seen in full at on YouTube, shows both the moment of the shooting and officers discussing the aftermath. (The content is graphic.) "I never saw a kid in the car," says one officer.

The shooting occurred in September 2015, after officers attempted to break up a fight between a man and his girlfriend outside of a bar. The male suspect, Christopher Few, jumped in his car and fled from police. Officers gave chase, unaware that Few's son, Jeremy, was in the front seat. At the end of the chase, officers cornered Few on a dead-end street, and shot at least 18 rounds into his car, severely wounding Few and killing Jeremy, the Advocate reported at the time. (Read more body cameras stories.)

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