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Boys arrested in Baby shooting death... Am I the only one?

Anonymous
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Two Teenage Boys Arrested in Georgia Baby Shooting Death

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.




Maybe its just me but why would they shoot the baby dead but only shoot the mother in the leg??? I think something is fishy with this story! Of course since they are black teens, I dont think its going to be fully investigated. We will see.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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acook0331
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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Something doesn't add up with the story.

thetrollcat
by Meow on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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oh no another damn conspiracy? We gonna say this kid is really alive now?

Lisha77
by Gold Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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Quoting thetrollcat:

oh no another damn conspiracy? We gonna say this kid is really alive now?

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Its not about a conspiracy. I think the mother set it up though, yes I do. She was just strolling through the neighbor and 2 black boys came out of nowhere to rob her and shot her son because she didn't have money? Come the hell on. That sounds stupid.

TeamTARDIS
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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Really? Seriously?
I have to leave this post now because it pisses me off so badly.
That poor poor mother.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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They arressted the two boys in connection with the death and they have been charged with first degree murder. They don't typically charge them without having the evidence to convict. They also didn't cay they were suspected to be connected but that they were connected.
People do crazy shitty things all the time.
banana-bear
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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I think they didn't consider the serious consequence of shooting an innocent baby in the head and made a rash decision. I pray for this poor mother. I would die without my children.
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mindymay84
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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I cried reading this. My heart hurts. :-(
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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 Do you have, "not my son", syndrome? 

ChevronOwls
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting thetrollcat:

oh no another damn conspiracy? We gonna say this kid is really alive now?

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Its not about a conspiracy. I think the mother set it up though, yes I do. She was just strolling through the neighbor and 2 black boys came out of nowhere to rob her and shot her son because she didn't have money? Come the hell on. That sounds stupid.

You think a mother set this up so her baby was shot in the face?

Come the hell on. That sounds stupid.

What is she getting out of this? 

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