Louisiana police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy’s death

In this photo combination shows booking photos provided by the Louisiana State Police, Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford, left, and Marksville City Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr., both were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Marksville, La. The shooting also wounded Mardis' father, Chris Few. (Louisiana State Police via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – 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.

Louisiana’s state police chief, Col. Mike Edmonson, says two marshals were booked late Friday on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

Authorities are looking through 911 calls, forensics evidence, witness statements and body camera footage.

Jeremy Mardis. Image NBC
Jeremy Mardis. Image NBC

The boy, Jeremy Mardis, was shot and killed and his father wounded during the Tuesday night shooting in the central Louisiana town of Marksville. The two were in their vehicle when authorities allegedly opened fire.

Earlier, officials said the marshals were chasing the father to serve him a warrant but Edmonson did not indicate what triggered the incident.

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