6-year-old child killed, man in critical condition in Marksville officer involved shooting
Posted on 11/4/2015 9:53:00 AM.
State Police says City Marshals from the Ward 2 office in Marksville were involved in a shooting following a pursuit that left a child dead and his alleged father gravely injured. Trooper Scott Moreau says the initial investigation revealed that officers fired on the vehicle at the conclusion of the pursuit.


"The driver fleeing the vehicle is in critical condition and the 6-year-old passenger has been pronounced dead."

Avoyelles Parish Coroner, Dr. L.J. Mayeux, says apparently a warrant had been issued for the driver, Chris Few, which is why he was being sought by officers. He says a chase later ensued.

"Basically they got into a dead end road, at which time Mr. Few backed up several times into the Marshals car," said Mayeux.

Mayeaux says once the chase ended, there was an exchange of gunfire and Few was hit and later lifted by Air-Med to Rapides General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

"And unfortunately his 6-year-old son, who was in the passengers side, was caught in the fire and was struck several times," said Mayeaux.
 
The child is identified as Jeremy Mardis. 
 
The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office responded to the scene at the request of the Marksville Police Department to investigate the incident/shooting.   
 
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