Police: Slain baby, mom victims of random crime

6:01 AM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
Sherry West, woman who says she was pushing her baby in his stroller when a teenage gunman demanding money shot and killed the baby and shot her in the leg, Brunswick, Georgia
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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Almost a week after a baby was fatally shot in his stroller, police in coastal Georgia are saying for the first time they believe the child and his mother were victims of a random crime.

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Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering told reporters Wednesday investigators are looking into the possibility that the killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick was gang-related. But Doering says evidence police have gathered so far doesn't support gang-related charges.

The child's mother, Sherry West, says they were attacked last Thursday after she refused to give money to two youths who approached them on the street. She says a teenage gunman shot her in the leg and shot her baby in the face.

Police have charged 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins and 15-year-old Dominique Lang with murder.

(Associated Press)

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