Two law enforcement officers accused of murder in the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis will go before the Avoyelles Parish Grand Jury next Thursday, Dec. 10.
Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford were on duty as Ward 2/Marksville City deputy marshals when they pursued a vehicle driven by Chris Few to a dead end on Martin Luther King Drive on Nov. 3. Approximately 20 shots were fired into the stopped vehicle.
Jeremy was killed by multiple gunshots to his head and chest. Few was critically injured, also with head and torso wounds, but survived.
The case has drawn national attention from the media and the public.
The Grand Jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to indict Greenhouse and Stafford in connection with the shootings.
The two men were charged with 2nd-degree murder of Jeremy and attempted 2nd-degree murder of Few.
In a related matter, a hearing that had been scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 9) on Stafford’s request to reduce his $1 million bond was rescheduled to Dec. 17 due to his case going to the Grand Jury on Dec. 10. Thursday.