‘I begged them not to kill my baby’: Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead sleeping in his stroller by teenage robbers in front of mother.
Sherry West approached by two boys yards from home in Brunswick, GA. They demanded money before shooting her son dead as he slept. Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information about this ‘senseless killing.’
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.
17 Year Old De’Marquis Elkins will be treated as an adult in criminal proceedings.
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. The child’s mother suffered a bullet wound to her leg which needed hospital treatment but was allowed home soon afterwards.
Antonio’s father said he wished he had been there to protect his son. He told CNN: ‘He was so special – he had the bluest, bluest eyes.’ Police are investigating the attack, which took place in a residential neighborhood, but have not found a weapon.
The robbers are said to be African-American, with one aged about 13-15 years and the other slightly younger. The elder one, who shot the infant, is of thick build with curly hair, while the younger one is aged 10-12.
They fled on foot, taking nothing. Ms West said she only realised the gun was real when she saw that the youth had shot her child dead. Source