Georgia mom shot in leg and baby killed in stroller by kids with gun

By David Ferguson
Friday, March 22, 2013 8:25 EDT
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Update (below): Two teens arrested in child’s shooting death

A woman in coastal Brunswick, Georgia was shot in the leg and her 13-month-old son murdered in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of boys with a handgun. According to CNN, Sherry West was out walking her son Thursday morning when a pair of juveniles, one around 13 or 14 years of age and the other possibly as young as 10, approached her with a weapon and demanded her money.

“He said, ‘I am going to kill you if you don’t give me your money,’” said West.

When she replied that she wasn’t carrying any money, the older boy reportedly said, “Well, I am going to kill your baby.”

West tried to shield her child with her own body and was shot in the leg. The boy with the gun shot the infant in the head, then he and the other suspect fled on foot.

West’s son died at the scene. No witnesses have come forward and no weapon has been recovered. The boys are still at large.

Update: Two teens arrested in child’s shooting death

Two Georgia teens, 17 and 14, were arrested Friday in connection with the death of West’s son, The Associated Press reported. They have not been identified and it’s not clear if police have any eyewitnesses, CNN added.

Watch the following video about this story, which aired Friday morning and is embedded below via CNN:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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