Friday, March 22, 2013
Police have arrested two teenagers suspected in the shooting death of a baby in a stroller and the wounding of the baby's mother.
Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green said Friday that 17-year-old Demarquis Elkins is charged with first-degree murder as an adult.
The 14-year-old is also charged with murder, but he was not identified because he is a juvenile.
The chief said police were still investigating the motive and searching for a weapon.
A Georgia woman says a teenager trying to rob her at gunpoint asked "Do you want me to kill your baby?" before he fatally shot her 13-month-old son in the head.
Sherry West wept Friday as she told The Associated Press she pleaded with the gunman that she had no money to give him.
West was walking with her baby, Antonio Santiago, in his stroller near their home in coastal Brunswick. The mother was shot in the leg and says another bullet grazed her ear.
Police are combing school records and canvassing neighborhoods as they search for the gunman and a young accomplice a day after the slaying Thursday.
Despite West's account of the shooting, Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes says there is "no clear motive."
A Georgia mother says a young gunman opened fire on her baby as she pushed him in a stroller, wounding her and killing the 1-year-old boy.
Police gave few details at a Friday news conference about the investigation into Thursday morning's shooting in Brunswick.
The mother, Sherry West, told WAWS-TV that two boys approached her and demanded money Thursday morning. West said she tried shielding the child, Antonio, but the gunman shoved her and shot the baby in the head.
Based on the mother's description, police think the suspects were between 10 to 15 years old. Police were checking school attendance records for leads.
Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes encouraged the public to call in any information that could lead to an arrest. There is a $10,000 reward.