A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 17 year-old De Marquise Elkins out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Elkin's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Elkins and a 15 year-old were arrested Friday, March 23 and charged by warrant in the shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. (AP Photo/The Brunswick News/Bobby Haven)
A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 15 year-old Dominique Lang out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Lang's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Lang and 17-year-old Demarquise Elkins were arrested Friday, March 23 and are charged with murder in the shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, who was in his stroller on a walk with his mother, Sherry West, who was also shot. Both suspects are charged as adults. (AP Photo/Brunswick News, Bobby Haven)
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — City officials and residents of Brunswick are coming together to discuss crime two weeks after someone shot and killed a baby on a residential street in broad daylight.
Brunswick’s mayor and city commissioners were scheduled to host the public meeting Thursday night. Chiefs for the city and Glynn County police departments were also scheduled to attend.
Residents of the small port city on the Georgia coast were stunned when 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was fatally shot as his mother pushed the boy in his stroller a few blocks from their apartment. The child’s mother, Sherry West, was wounded by a bullet.
Police say robbery was the motive. They have charged 17-year-old De’Marquise Elkins with being the gunman and 15-year-old Dominique Lang as an accomplice. Both are charged with murder.