Ga. teenager charged with shooting baby seeks bond

De'Marquise Elkins
Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 01:58:15-04

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A teenager charged with fatally shooting a baby during an attempted street robbery is asking a Georgia judge to grant him bond.

A hearing for 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins was scheduled Friday morning before Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley. Elkins is charged with malice murder and other counts in the March 21 slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Authorities say Elkins shot the child in his stroller and wounded the baby's mother just a few blocks from their apartment in Brunswick, 80 miles south of Savannah.

Elkins' attorney, Kevin Gough, has said he's innocent.

Prosecutors have also charged 15-year-old Dominique Lang with murder in the case. Court records identify him as an accomplice to the slaying.

Police found a gun they believed is the murder weapon in a saltwater pond.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Residents of the coastal Georgia city where a baby was fatally shot two weeks ago say they want more officers in their neighborhoods and that more done to get guns off the streets.

More than 150 citizens attended a town hall meeting Thursday in Brunswick, where police officials got an earful from citizens concerned about crime.

Richard Willis says it took police two hours to respond when a neighbor's home was burglarized recently. Felicia Harris says there was no call to action last November when she gave a eulogy for a young man who was slain.

Officials called the meeting after 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was fatally shot March 21 a few blocks from his mother's apartment. Police say they were targeted by robbers. Two teenagers have been charged with the murder.