published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Tip led to arrests in Georgia baby killing

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    This photo provided by the Glynn County Detention Center shows De'Marquise Elkins, 17, one of two teenagers arrested and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother in Brunswick, Ga.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller.

The Brunswick Police Department said Sunday that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting Thursday. The Glynn County detective’s division spent hours following up on the tip and eventually arrested a 14-year-old suspect. The boy’s statements led them to take 17-year-old De’Marquise Elkins into custody.

Elkins is charged with murder in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. The baby’s mother, Sherry West, said she was walking home when Elkins and a younger boy approached and asked her for money.

Elkins’ family says he did not shoot the baby.

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