INTERNATIONAL: Cops arrested in shooting death of 6-year-old in Louisiana

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INTERNATIONAL: Cops arrested in shooting death of 6-year-old in Louisiana
6-year-old Jeremy Mardis *Photo credit: Facebook/NY Post
6-year-old Jeremy Mardis *Photo credit: Facebook/NY Post
6-year-old Jeremy Mardis *Photo credit: Facebook/NY Post

NEW YORK POST –  Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting.

Col. Mike Edmonson, in a late night press conference Friday, said the two officers were being booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his father, Chris Few, in the central Louisiana town of Marksville.

Edmonson vowed to continue the investigation wherever it leads.

“Let’s make tonight about Jeremy Mardis. That little boy was buckled in the front seat of that vehicle and that is how he died,” Edmonson said. “He didn’t deserve to die like that.”

Speaking of the body camera footage that was recovered from the officers, he said: “It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen, and I will leave it at that.”

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