via DAILYMAIL: Police investigating the fatal shooting of a six-year-old autistic boy by two Louisiana state marshals are looking into whether one of the cops had a grudge with the child’s father.
Jeremy Mardis was shot five times in the head and chest as he sat in the passenger seat of his father Chris Few’s car last week by officers Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse.
Investigators are exploring the possibility that Greenhouse, 23, had a personal issue with Few, after Few’s fiancée Megan Dixon said the marshal had been messaging her on Facebook and coming round to their home.
Meanwhile the FBI has said it is in ‘constant communication’ with the authorities in Louisiana as the case progresses.
Jeremy was laid to rest yesterday but his father, who survived the shooting but was seriously injured, was unable to leave hospital to attend the funeral and has not even been told his son is dead.
Louisiana State Police are investigating whether one of the officers had a grudge with Few before the shooting on the evening of November 3, CBS News reported.
According to The Advocate, Greenhouse, who went to school with Ms Dixon, had started messaging her on Facebook and had visited the house she was sharing with Few.
Ms Dixon said: ‘I told Chris and Chris confronted him about it and told him, “next time you come to my house I’m going to hurt you”.’
She and Greenhouse do not appear to be friends on Facebook any more.
Jeremy’s funeral took place near his old home in Mississippi yesterday.
The young boy died following a pursuit between the two state marshals and his father in Marksville, Louisiana.