6-Year-Old Shot Dead During Pursuit By Louisiana Police

| by Zara Zhi
Marksville PDMarksville PD

A six-year-old was shot in Marksville, Louisiana, last night during a shooting involving city marshals.

In a report released by the state police, city marshals from Avoyelles Parish Ward 2 “discharged their duty weapons at a vehicle at the conclusion of a pursuit," KSLA reports.

Police officers allegedly shot at the vehicle, which had the child in the front seat. The driver remains in critical condition as the investigation continues at the request of the Marksville Police Department.

The Avoyelles Parish coroner has acknowledged the child as Jeremy Mardis, and the driver as Chris Few, the child’s father, KALB-TV reports.

Sources: KATC, KALB-TV, KSLA / Photo credit:  KALB