A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.
The pursuit ended in gunfire on a dead-end street in Marksville, Louisiana.
The Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police called the video “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.” It comes from a body camera worn by a separate officer, and shows back-up arriving, shots being fired, and the moment deputies realized they had killed a child.
The suspect, who is behind the wheel of a small white car, is hit but not killed. He presents his hands to the officers and eventually, slowly, crawls out of the car to lie on the asphalt.
‘I never saw a kid in the car’
A discussion about the suspect’s condition ensues, and an officer says, “I never saw a kid in the car, bro.” The officer wearing the camera says, “Yeah he’s ahh…the kid is…” but doesn’t finish his sentence.
He later unbuckles the child’s seatbelt, exclaiming “oh my God,” before walking away.
Officers face trial
They were identified as Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse, 23.
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