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Update: New Information In Death Of Brunswick Baby

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BRUNSWICK, GA -

The attorney for a city commissioner accused of interfering as police investigated the fatal shooting of a baby says his client did nothing criminal. Attorney Alan David Tucker said Friday that Brunswick city commissioner James Henry Brooks regrets trying to help the mother of the teen suspected in the baby's death.

Tucker says Brooks "picked the wrong ones to go to bat for" in the case. Brooks stood between a police officer and the suspect's mother and advised her not to talk to authorities without a lawyer.Brooks was charged Thursday with obstructing police and interfering with a witness. A judge granted him $5,000 bond Friday.

Police charged 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins and another teen last week in the shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Elkins' mother and sister are charged with evidence tampering. (AP)

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(AP) 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.

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.

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Police investigating the fatal shooting of a baby in coastal Georgia have arrested the mother and aunt of a teenage suspect on charges that they lied to authorities.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering told reporters Tuesday that the women gave investigators new information that led them to a pond where they found a handgun. It's being tested to determine if it was used in the slaying.

Karimah Elkins and Katrina Elkins are charged with making false statements to police. Karimah Elkins is the mother of 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins, who is charged with murder in the Thursday killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

Katrina Elkins is the suspect's aunt. She has told reporters her nephew didn't kill the child because he was at her house having breakfast.

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Two teenagers face charges in the death of a 13-month-old baby in Brunswick.

Seventeen-year-old Demarquis Elkins is charged, as an adult, with murder.  A 14-year-old boy is also charged with murder.  His name is not being released

The victim's mother says she was pushing the baby boy, Antonio Santiago, in his stroller yesterday afternoon when she was approached by two boys.  She says they demanded money, and, when they found she had none, they shot both her and the baby.  The mother's injury is minor.

Police tell News 3, the investigation is continuing, and they are still looking for a murder weapon.

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