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New details in police shooting that left 6-year-old dead

A 6-year-old boy was buried Monday in Louisiana after he was shot dead by police during a pursuit last week
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MARKSVILLE, La. -- Two city marshals from Marksville, Louisiana, were ordered to be held today on $1 million bond each. Both are charged with murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy -- the son of a man they were pursuing.

This is a case the state police chief called the most disturbing thing he's ever seen.

Photos released by the Louisiana State Police show Norris Greenhouse Jr., left, and Lt. Derrick Stafford. Louisiana State Police

CBS News has learned that video from police officer's body camera appears to show Christopher Few with his hands in the air, before investigators say he was shot at 18 times by Deputy Ward Marshals Norris Greenhouse Jr., and Derrick Stafford.

The head of Louisiana State Police Mike Edmonson said at this point they do not know why the two marshals wanted to pursue Few in the first place.

"We don't know that yet," Edmonson said. "We're gonna find out."

Investigators are looking into whether one of the marshals had a personal grudge against Few.

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What investigators say they do know is that on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at roughly 9 p.m., Christopher Few was driving in a white SUV with his 6-year-old son Jeremy Mardis in the front seat. They were being pursued by the deputy marshals.

Few came to a dead end and tried to back up. That's when investigators said the deputy marshals started shooting. Few, still inside his vehicle, put his hands up, according to police.

Chief Edmonson has seen the footage from the police body camera. When he was asked if it looks like Few was trying to use the vehicle as a weapon to hurt the officers he replied, "Nothing tells us any of that right now. All we saw was the vehicle backing up, all we saw was the gunfire."

Jeremy Mardis, who had autism, was hit by five bullets in the head and chest. He died at the scene. His father was also shot and is still in the hospital in fair condition.

An undated photo shows Jeremy Mardis, 6, who was shot and killed Nov. 3, 2015, after his father led law enforcement officers on a chase. CBS News

The deputy marshals turned themselves in.

"This is a small community, everybody knows everybody and it's a tragic situation. Everybody is paying the price," said Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson.

Jeremy was buried on Monday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The Few family attorney said on Monday that Few was too injured to attend his sons funeral. And in fact, hasn't yet been told his son was killed.

The marshals have not entered a plea yet. CBS News reached out to their attorneys and did not get a response.

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