In breaking news, another tragic incident of police murder has just occurred over night, leaving a 6-year-old boy dead.
The shooting took place in Marksville, Louisiana. Now, the father of that 6-year-old is in critical condition as well.
The Advocate reports, that the 6-year-old, Jeremy David Mardis, of Effie, “was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Avoyelles Parish Coroner L.J. Mayeaux said Wednesday. The boy was a student at Lafargue Elementary in Effie.”
The shooting took place on Martin Luther King Drive in Marksville. It happened “at the end of a pursuit and involved multiple city marshals from Ward 2,” according to Louisiana State Police spokesman Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau.
The police are saying that the driver was attempting to get away from officers, who followed in what became a high speed chase.
The Associated Press reports that the coroner explains that Few hit a dead end. He then backed out to try to get away. But that’s when officers unloaded on him and his 6-year-old son.
School Superintendent Blaine Dauzat expressed his grief over the death of Mardis who attends Lafargue Elementary School. Dauzat is gathering grief counselors and sending them to the school, located in the Effie community, to assist students and staff during this time.
Of course, fleeing from the police with a child in the car is a terrible decision. However, as we have seen time and time again, police officers fire into vehicles, that do not pose a threat, killing the drivers.
In just the last few months, we’ve seen video footage of police officers killing drivers who posed no threat whatsoever.