Not sure if you all have heard of this horrific incident. A Georgia baby was shot and killed by two teenage boys who attempted to rob the mother who was taking him for a walk.
"Two teenage suspects, one as young as 14, have been arrested in the shooting death of a 1-year-old Georgia boy, who was killed as his mother pushed him in a stroller, police announced today.
Chief Tobe Green of the Brunswick Police Department said that Demarquis Elkins, 17, and a 14-year-old unidentified suspect whose name has been withheld because of his age, were arrested early this morning in connection with the baby's death, and both have been charged with first-degree murder.
"We are still investigating the motive, but we are trying to turn every stone to make sure we get a motive," Green said.
Green declined to provide further details, other than to say it continued to be an open investigation, and that no weapon had yet been recovered.
Under Georgia law, Elkins is considered an adult, Green said, but the younger suspect is considered a minor.
"We are still following up on leads from our witnesses and are still involved in collecting evidence," Green said. Search warrants had been issued at three locations near Brunswick, which has a population of about 15,500 people.
Brunswick police, along with a SWAT team and various agencies, had launched a vast manhunt across the Glynn County area in search of the two teenage suspects after the shooting on Thursday morning.
Sherry West, the 41-year-old mother of the child, told police she'd been walking her 13-month-old son, Antonio, in a stroller Thursday morning through their Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood when two African-American boys approached her and demanded money. When she told them she didn't have any money, West said one of the boys pulled out a handgun.
"He said, 'I'm going to kill you if you don't give me money,' and I said, 'I swear I don't have any,"' West told WAWS-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.
West said she tried to shield her child with her arms, but the gunman shoved her and shot the baby in the head. West was shot in the leg.
Going on West's description, police said they began looking for two African-American boys between the ages of 10 and 15 years old since Thursday. No details about how the suspects were arrested were given.
Officer Todd Rhodes, a spokesman for the Brunswick Police Department, confirmed that the weapon used in the shooting was a handgun but declined to describe it further.
Since the shooting, police said 30 different leads had been called into the Brunswick Police Department and the Glynn County Police Department, or were submitted through email. Police said the Glynn County School Board Campus Police had been assisting law enforcement in combing school attendance records for leads."
This makes me feel sick. This poor mother...
RIP baby boy. :cry:
Disgusting! RIP beautiful little baby boy :cry:
Can't imagine how the mom must feel.
So sad. :cry:
I'm actually filled with rage over this. My heart breaks for this mother, that beautiful baby boy-I hope both boys get the book thrown at them.
Quoting Dovahkiin:" Can't imagine how the mom must feel. "
i read another article on it that said she had lost her 18 year old son 4 years ago when he was involved in a violent fight with a knife :cry: This poor lady
Quoting Bob Wehadababyitsaboy:" i read another article on it that said she had lost her 18 year old son 4 years ago when he was involved in a violent fight with a knife :cry: This poor lady "
If I was her I honestly don't think I could go on after this.
Sad. Sad. Sad. I heard about it on our news station. They said she lost her son in 2008 when he tried to violently attack someone and ended up being attacked in return. I can imagine dealing with that and now the death of an innocent baby boy. I'd probably kill myself. I don't know how I would live knowing not one but two of my children have died.
Quoting Dovahkiin:" If I was her I honestly don't think I could go on after this. "
I know i wouldn't be able to
Oh my god. How awful. :(
I wouldn't be able to live another day if I saw my child get shot, and lose their life because of some stupid teenagers who wanted money.
That story really upset me to the core. I feel absolutely terrible for what that Mother has endured. I hope that little boy rests in peace.
I'm at a complete loss for words..
this is so sad =(
Im so scared when people ask me for money. I cant imagine how this mom feels right now =(
OMG! That is horrible. I can't even begin to express how terrible this make me feel. I hope they try those boys as adults and get the whole weight of the law thrown at them. That poor woman. RIP little man.
How in the f**k does a 14 yr old get a gun???? That is awful. That poor mother and that poor baby!