Cops offer reward for two young boys who shot infant

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   March 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM   |   Comments

March 22 (UPI) -- Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green said the suspects in the killing of the 13-month-old boy and wounding of his mother are thought to be between 10 and 15 years old.

Police with automatic weapons went door-to-door in Brunswick, Georgia, searching for leads on the suspects, who they say had no motive in the shooting that occurred around 9:15 Thursday morning.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for "information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this horrific act."

The mother suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was the only witness to the crime. She said she was confronted by two boys. She described the shooter as a black male between 13 and 15 years old with curly hair and a long sleeve red shirt, last seen running east on London Street. Police said he was with a second boy, shorter and wearing a black shirt and who looked to be a bit younger.

Appealing to the community to help solve the case, Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson said anyone who has information on the suspect and doesn't share it with police is, to his mind, as guilty as the shooter or shooters, according to Jacksonville's News4.

"If they have info, not giving info, they're complicit in this murder also," said Thompson. "Their finger on the trigger, as surely as shooter's finger on the trigger of the gun."

"Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brother, sister, if you know something, bring young people in or call in the information. We need info. They will be caught, but we need help to get them off the street, and the help they need also."
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