The father of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, the boy who was shot to death by police last week while a passenger in his dad’s vehicle, had his hands up as officers opened fire, police body camera video shows, according to the father’s lawyer…
Police said Few, 25, was driving his SUV, pursued by police, when officers fired at least 18 rounds in the direction of the vehicle. Police initially said the marshals were attempting to serve Few a warrant when he attempted to reverse his SUV into the officers. Edmonson, however, said there’s no evidence of a warrant for Few and couldn’t confirm that Few attempted to back into the officers. The state police leader also said no gun was found that could be linked to Few.
Jeremy, a first-grader in elementary school, died at the scene from head and chest wounds, Avoyelles Parish Coroner Dr. L. J. Mayeux said last week.
The boy was the youngest person killed by police in the U.S. this year, according to unofficial data collected by The Guardian.
Jeremy’s family gathered Monday afternoon to mourn and bury the 6-year-old. His father remained hospitalized.
An obituary described Jeremy as “a very loving little boy and a true gift from God.”