Through tears, Stafford told jurors in Marksville on Friday that he didn't know the boy was in the auto.
Stafford had been charged with counts of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting, which came after 26-year-old Christopher Few led deputies on a two-mile chase through the town just after 9 p.m. on November 3, 2015.
Stafford had previously been charged with Murder and Attempted Murder in the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the shooting of Jeremy's father Chris Few.
Derrick Stafford breaks for lunch at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse during jury selection for his trial, in Marksville, Louisiana on March 13, 2017.
Jurors heard testimony that Stafford fired 14 shots from his semi-automatic pistol.
A second deputy who fired, Norris Greenhouse Jr., will go on trial later this year after pleading not guilty to the same charges.
Stafford said that he opened fire because he feared Few would back up and hit his colleague, who had fallen in the road as they attempted to pull the driver over.
"Do those photos show you what a.40 caliber Glock will do to a 6-year-old boy?" a prosecutor asked during cross examination, reports The Advocate. "The vehicle, Mr. Few and his son were struck by multiple gunshots fired by the deputy city marshals".
"I felt I had no choice but to save Norris".
Mardis' family said in a statement that they were satisfied with the verdict: "As we have said all along, our goal in this case was to get justice for Jeremy Mardis, his family, and the people of Louisiana".
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The police officer appeared to be covered by grey blankets soon after. "This was not only an attack on innocent people". He was later seen with blood on his forehead, hands and shirt cuffs while talking with staff at the Foreign Office.
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I thought he did a pretty good job last week (in Ranchi) when he was out on the field in Virat's absence. The stage is really set now for a fantastic fourth test match and the guys are really excited by that".
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