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  • A photo, toys and candles are placed at a makeshift memorial for slain 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick, Ga., Saturday, March 23, 2013. Antonio was shot dead in his stroller on Thursday. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Terry Dickson)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:52 pm

Tip led to arrests in Ga. baby killing

The Associated Press

Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller.

The Brunswick Police Department said Sunday that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting on Thursday. The Glynn County detective's division spent hours following up on the tip and eventually arrested a 14-year-old suspect. The boy's statements led them to take 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins into custody.

Elkins is charged with murder in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. The baby's mother, Sherry West, said she was walking home when Elkins and a younger boy approached and asked her for money.

Elkins' family says he did not shoot the baby.