Lt. Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse, Jr., 23, are the local deputy marshals who fired at least 18 rounds at an unarmed man and his son Tuesday night in Marksville, authorities said, after cornering the driver for unknown reasons following a chase.
The coroner said the boy was struck several times in the head and chest. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday, but a final report was not expected to be ready for eight weeks.
Key details of the shooting have remained a mystery even to the investigators, as two of the four officers in the event had refused to speak to authorities, prompting a rare public expression of misgivings toward officers by their law enforcement counterparts.
This is not the first time a child has been shot by police, fortunately this 4 year old little girl survived.