NBCPhiladelphia.com - Rosemary Connors
A double tragedy for a woman with South Jersey roots. Her baby son is shot and killed by teenaged suspects in a robbery. It happened nearly 5 years to the day that her other son was stabbed to death in South Jersey. NBC10's Rosemary Connors talked to the woman's daughter about losing two brothers.
Two teens are arrested today in the shooting death of a 13-month old boy in Brunswick, Georgia.
Police say the pair, ages 17 and 14, approached Sherry West as she walked her infant son in his stroller yesterday morning.
"A boy approached me and told me he wanted my money and I told him I didn't have any money. And he said give me your money or I'm going to kill you, and I'm gonna shoot your baby, and kill your baby. And I said I don't have any money and don't kill my baby," said West.
The two teens shot the baby in the head and shot West in the leg, according to investigators, who launched a manhunt for the killers.
After the teens were arrested today, the Brunswick Police Chief called it a "bittersweet" moment.
"It's bitter because of the occurrences of yesterday, and we all know what that is. But it's sweet to know that we have two arrests of the persons who committed this horrendous act," said Chief Toby Green.
West, who previously lived in Gloucester County, N.J., lost another son to violence a few years ago.
Her son, Shaun Glassey, 18, was stabbed with a steak knife in West Deptford in March of 2008.
Police say Glassey was the one originally carrying the knife and he had intentions to kill another teen, when his target grabbed the knife. Prosecutors never charged anyone with his death because they said it was self defense.