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
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.