BRUNSWICK, GA -- When she got back from the hospital with a bullet wound to her leg, Sherry West invited Action News into her living room still littered with items belonging to her baby boy, Antonio. The 13 month old was killed just a few hours earlier. She says it was during a robbery attempt by a couple of kids.
She says she was walking her child in his stroller just yards from their Brunswick, Georgia home at about 9 a.m.
"Two boys approached me. Two African American boys. One of them was about 15," said West. "He said, 'I'm going to kill you if you don't give me money,' and I said, 'I swear I don't have any.'"
She says the other boy appeared younger than 10 years old; the older one pointed a handgun. PICTURES: Baby Killed, Mother Shot
Little Antonio's father, Louis Santiago, told Action News he wishes he could have been there to protect his family.
Santiago said, "He was special. He had the bluest, bluest eyes."
"I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me and then he shot my baby right in the head," said the child's tearful mother.
West said she began CPR on her baby's lifeless body while wondering to herself how a couple of boys could get their hands on a real gun. "But when I saw him shoot my baby and he died, I knew it was real," said West.