UPDATE: Teens Arrested In Brunswick Baby Shooting

Posted on 22 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

13 month old Antonio died after being shot by two teens while on a morning walk with his mother in Brunswick, Georgia

By Arthia Nixon

Florida/Georgia Star

 

(Brunswick, Georgia) A day after Sherry West’s morning walk with her 13 month-old son Antonio ended in him being fatally shot in his stroller, Brunswick police have arrested a 14 year-old male and 17 year-old DeMarquise Elkins in connection with the crime. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the coastal community which is located between Savannah and Jacksonville and gripped national headlines, replacing the story of a six month-old who died after being shot five times in Chicago.

 

When speaking with our news team shortly after the crime occurred on Thursday, Brunswick Police Department Public Information Officer Todd Rhodes told us that there were several leads and was optimistic due to the cooperation of the community and combined efforts of several law enforcement entities.

 

“The Brunswick Police Department, from the onset of this investigation, believed that there were two (2) suspects involved in this horrendous act,” it was said following the arrests.   “In response to this case, our concerted efforts in addition to the evidence accumulated thus far during this investigation; has assisted us in bringing these individuals to justice.

 

“Although arrests have been made, this is still an open, ongoing investigation,” he added. “We are still seeking additional information regarding this case, and encourage anyone with any information to please contact the Brunswick Police Department Silent Witness Line at (912) 267-5516, or the Glynn County Police Department Silent Witness Line at (912) 264-1333. Information may also be sent to bpdtips@brunswickpolice.org

Chief Tobe C. Green took time out on Thursday 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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