Manhunt for teen and pre-teen suspects in Brunswick baby killing

7:55 AM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A manhunt continues for a teen and pre-teen shooting suspect in Brunswick.

Brunswick police are checking the attendance records of area schools to see who was missing or noted as absent from class yesterday.

A mother and her toddler were on their morning walk, when they were approached by two unknown teen suspects and shot, according to Brunswick Police Chief Tobe C. Green.

The 13-month-old male died from a gunshot wound and the mother was taken to Southeast Georgia Health System in non-life threatening condition for treatment a gunshot wound to the leg, Green detailed.

The Brunswick Police Department is, "aggressively and actively searching for the suspects," according to Todd Rhodes with the Brunswick PD.

The teen suspect is described as an African-american male, approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall with a slender build. The suspect has curly hair and was wearing a red, long-sleeved shirt.

The pre-teen suspect is a African-american male possibly between the ages of 10 to 12-years-old, wearing a black shirt.

Multiple agencies are participating in the search including Brunswick Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Glynn County Police and a helicopter from the Georgia State Patrol.

The young suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Schools will dismiss as normal in Brunswick. However, officials are encouraging parents to pick their kids up at their bus stops.

Officers from multiple agencies are saturating the neighborhoods where the kids will have bus stops.

The shooting occurred only a block away from Glynn Academy, causing the school to go on lock-down Thursday morning.

The school was placed on code yellow lock-down as a precaution.

The Brunswick Police Department is offering a $10,000.00 Reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this crime. 

The Brunswick Police Department is urging the public to please contact the Brunswick Police Department Silent Witness line at 912-267-5516, or the Glynn County Police Department Silent Witness line at 912-264-1333. Information can also be sent to bpdtips@brunswickpolice.org.

First Coast News has a crew on scene. Stay with First Coast News for more on this developing story.

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