As a father, this is heartbreaking.
As a human, this is unthinkable, cruel, mindless and sickening. It’s the thing of nightmares.
It’s the thing of monsters:
Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys.
She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn’t give him any. She told him she didn’t have any.
‘He said: “Well, I’m going to kill your baby”, and I said “Please don’t kill my baby.”
Ms West added: ‘I put my arms over my baby and then he shoved me and then he shot my baby right in the head.’
Ms West began CPR on Antonio but it was in vain and the infant, who had been sleeping when he was shot, died at the scene of the 9am attack.
Police arrested two teenagers Friday who are suspected in the shooting death of a 13-month-old baby in a stroller and wounding the baby’s mother during an attempted robbery.
Seventeen-year-old De’Marquis Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-year-old who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green said.
Police announced the arrest Friday afternoon after combing school records and canvassing neighborhoods searching for the pair. The chief said the motive of the “horrendous act” was still under investigation and the weapon had not been found.