Funeral Held For Six-year-old Shot and Killed in Louisiana

The two Louisiana marshals involved in the fatal shooting of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis are now being held on $1 million bonds after a court hearing in Marksville, Louisiana this morning.
Family and friends gathered in Hattiesburg today to say their final goodbyes to the young boy. Many appeared to still be in disbelief as they entered the doors of the Moore Funeral Chapel in Hattiesburg to say goodbye to six-year-old Jeremy Mardis. The young boy suffered five gunshot wounds by Louisiana police last Tuesday. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Jeremy was strapped into the passenger’s seat of his father’s vehicle when he was killed during a police chase in Marksville, Louisiana.
Jeremy’s babysitter Miranda Sigler said, “Your heart is burning because you’re, you don’t know how to feel.”
Family and friends describe Jeremy as “full of life.” The first grader was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. “He was the best kid you could ever think of having around you,” said Sigler, “For a child to be so loving, it was amazing and the most wonderful feeling you could’ve ever experienced.”
Jeremy and his father, Chris Few, had recently moved to Louisiana from Hattiesburg. Details on what led to the police chase and the shooting are limited. The officers, Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, are now charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder, each facing a $1 million bond.
Jeremy’s father, also injured in the gunfire, remains in critical condition and is still unaware of his son’s death.
Louisiana State Police Superintendent Michael Edmondson said, “That’s a six-year-old little boy. He didn’t deserve to die like that. I mean, you heard so many rumors in the beginning. One was he was standing up inside the car as the car was being driven. That’s not the case.”
The body camera video showing the moments leading up to Jeremy’s death has not yet been released."We didn’t cause these things to happen but we’ll find out how they did happen and we’ll find out what caused them to happen," said Edmondson.
As the family says goodbye to the boy who spread so much joy, one question still remains: what caused these two officers to open fire?
Jeremy was laid to rest in Beaumont Cemetery.

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