Antonio Santiago Shooting: Anonymous tip led to arrests in Georgia baby's murder, police say

De'Marquise Elkins, 17, one of two teenagers arrested on March 22, 2013 and accused of fatally shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll in Brunswick, Ga. Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder. A 14-year-old, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, is also charged in the case.
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Glynn County Detention Center
De'Marquise Elkins
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Glynn County Detention Center

(CBS/AP) BRUNSWICK, Ga. - An anonymous tip helped authorities make arrests in the shooting death of a Georgia baby who was killed in a stroller, police said Sunday.

The Brunswick Police Department said they received a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting on 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 said he did not shoot the baby.

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