CRIME: Brunswick Preteen Suspect Sought After Baby Shot Dead, Mom In Hospital

Posted on 22 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

By Arthia Nixon

Florida/Georgia Star

 

An unimaginable crime which left a 13 month-old infant dead, a mother wounded and local police seeking suspects as young as ten and 13 years-old sent shock waves through the coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon Brunswick Police Department had offered a $10,000.00 reward (from the department’s Drug Seizure Account) for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this horrific act.

Public Information Officer Todd Rhodes spoke with our media house and stated that the unified efforts of the community’s law enforcement departments hope to “resolve this crime as soon as possible”.

“We are encouraging the public to come forward with any information they may have in this horrific crime,” he stated.

On Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at approximately 09:16 a.m. officers from the Brunswick Police Department responded to the area of London Street and Ellis Street in regards to a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers discovered a mother (white female, of Brunswick, Ga.) and her infant son were both victims of gun shots.

Police stated the mother sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick Campus) for further treatment. Sadly, her son succumbed to his injuries.

What makes the crime even more tragic is the age of the alleged perpetrators.

“One of the suspects is a black male, believed to be aged 13-15, approximately 5’7” – 5’9” tall, slender build, with curly hair who was wearing a red shirt,” stated Rhodes. “The other suspect is a black male, short in stature, possibly between the ages of 10 – 12 yrs old.”

“We are urging the public to please contact the Brunswick Police Department’s Silent Witness line at (912)-267-5516, or the Glynn County Police Department Silent Witness line at (912) 264-1333,” he added. “Information can also be sent to bpdtips@brunswickpolice.org.”

Chief Tobe C. Green also took time out to thank law enforcement and first responder agencies for their quick response, invaluable support, and resources. Namely the Glynn County Police Dept, Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Glynn/Brunswick Narcotic Enforcement Team, Glynn/Brunswick Violent Crime Task Force, Brunswick Fire Department and Glynn County E.M.S.

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