(AP) - A Georgia woman says a teenager trying to rob her at gunpoint asked "Do you want me to kill your baby?" before he fatally shot her 13-month-old son in the head.
Sherry West wept Friday as she told The Associated Press she pleaded with the gunman that she had no money to give him.
West was walking with her baby, Antonio Santiago, in his stroller near their home in coastal Brunswick. The mother was shot in the leg and says another bullet grazed her ear.
Police are combing school records and canvassing neighborhoods as they search for the gunman and a young accomplice a day after the slaying Thursday.
Despite West's account of the shooting, Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes says there is "no clear motive."
(AP) - A Georgia mother says a young gunman opened fire on her baby as she pushed him in a stroller, wounding her and killing the 1-year-old boy.
Police said Friday that no suspect or weapon has been found yet in Thursday morning's shooting in Brunswick, about an hour north of Jacksonville, Fla.
The mother, Sherry West, told WAWS-TV that two boys approached her and demanded money Thursday morning. West said she tried shielding the child, Antonio, but the gunman shoved her and shot the baby in the head.
Based on the mother's description, police think the suspects were between 10 to 15 years old. Police were checking school attendance records for leads.
Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes encouraged the public to call in any information that could lead to an arrest. There is a $10,000 reward.
Brunswick Police Tobe C Green Talks about the killing:
$10,000 Reward Offered for Information in Killing
Brunswick Police are investigating a shooting that left a mother injured and her infant son dead Thursday morning.
Officers from the Brunswick Police Department responded to the area of London Street and Ellis Street in regards to a medical emergency around 9:16am. Upon arrival, officers discovered a mother (white female, of Brunswick, GA.) and her infant son were both victims of gun shots.
The mother sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick Campus) for further treatment. The male infant however succumbed to the injuries sustained from the gunshot wound.
The Brunswick Police Department is aggressively searching for two black male suspects:
1. Black Male, approximately 5'7" – 5'9" tall, slender build, with curly hair, wearing a red shirt)
2. Black Male, short in stature, possibly between the ages of 10 – 12 yrs old, wearing a black shirt
Following this senseless act, both suspects fled on foot east on London Street. The Brunswick Police Department is offering a $10,000.00 Reward (from the department's Drug Seizure Account) for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this horrific act.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brunswick Police Department Silent Witness line at (912)-267-5516, or the Glynn County Police Department Silent Witness line at (912) 264-1333. Information can also be sent to email@example.com.