Funeral Planned for 6-year-old Killed by Marshals

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Family and friends of a 6-year-old autistic boy killed when marshals in a Louisiana town opened fire on a vehicle are gathering for the boy’s funeral.

Authorities have said Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Chris Few, was wounded when marshals in Marksville, Louisiana, opened fire on their vehicle last week.

Mardis will be buried Monday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He had recently moved from Hattiesburg to Louisiana.

Louisiana state police late Friday arrested two marshals in the case. Authorities are still trying to unravel what happened Tuesday evening. Initial reports suggested the marshals were serving a warrant on Few when the shooting happened.

But the Louisiana head of state police has said there was no evidence a warrant was issued, and no gun found at the scene.

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