2 Officers Charged In 6-Year-Old Boy’s Death Each Held On $1 Million Bond

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A judge set the bond at $1 million each for the two officers charged with second-degree murder in the death of a six-year-old last week in Louisiana, according to NBC News.

Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford heard the judge’s ruling at a Monday court hearing after body camera footage recorded the two officers shooting Mardis in Marsville, La., while he was sitting in the passenger seat of his father’s car.

The boy’s dad Chris Few was also shot by the officers, and is in critical condition, according to CNN.

“I’ve been a police officer for 35 years, but as a father — much less as a state police — it was a disturbing, disturbing video that I watched, and that really helped move us forward,” state police Col. Michael Edmonson told CNN Sunday.

According to NBC News, Greenhouse Jr. and Stafford will be detained with electronic monitoring in their homes if they meet bond.

“I’ve got to deal in facts. What’s important to me is what caused those police officers to pursue? What caused them to open fire?” Edmonson told CNN. “He didn’t deserve to die like that. We need to find out why.” (RELATED: Someone Is Shot Every 2.8 Hours In Chicago)

People across the Marsville community are questioning why the little boy was killed while mourning his death.

“We’re just heartbroken,” Mardis’s teacher Roxanne Couvillion told CNN. “He always was an angel, and we know that he’s watching over us.”