Unanswered questions remain after police shooting that killed child

Jeremy Mardis (Photo Credit: KALB).

MARKSVILLE, La. (KLFY) – There are still many questions about the police chase that left a six-year-old boy dead in central Louisiana on Tuesday night.

Investigators spent 12 hours examining evidence, according to Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson.

During a press conference Thursday, the colonel said police are investigating why the chased even transpired, “We’re not aware of any warrant at this time. We’re not sure exactly what transpired as to why they were encountering the car because we have not spoken to police officers.”

Authorities in Marksville were chasing 25-year-old Chris Few whose 6-year-old son Jeremy Mardis was sitting on the passenger side when they opened fire.

The little boy was fatally shot several times in the stomach and head on Tuesday night.

The boy’s father, Chris Few, was also struck several times and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Alexandria, La. where he remains in serious condition.

Few’s fiancé interrupted the press conference Thursday. She also had many questions as to what happened.

Colonel Edmonson then instructed her to meet with him after the conference.

Despite rumors of an exchange of gunfire, Edmonson said there was no evidence indicating a gun was in Few’s car.

State police are still trying to determine just how many bullets were fired.

The chase involved four officers, including Marksville police and city marshals. None of the officers are on administrative leave at this time, but the colonel recommends they be placed on leave immediately.

Louisiana State Police have now taken over the investigation and are currently questioning the officers involved with the shooting.

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