2 Georgia teens accused of fatally shooting baby in face during attempted robbery
Antonio West, 13 months, died from wound
Last Updated: 261 days ago
Georgia police have arrested two teenagers -- a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old -- who are accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face while he sat in his stroller near his mother.
"I was walking home from the post office. I thought 'I don't go out enough,' so I thought I should take a walk," mother Sherry West said.
It was a Thursday morning walk that turned West's life upside down. She said two boys approached her and demanded money, and she told them she didn't have any.
"He tried to grab my purse, and I tried to tell him I don't have any money, and he grabbed me and shoved me and shot me in the ear," West said.
She described how one of the teens then shot her in the leg too, a feeling and incident so surreal, she didn't think the gun was real.
"Then all of a sudden, he walked over and shot my baby in the face, and he must've died instantly because I screamed for help and a neighbor to call police and he ran off," West said.
West tried to save her son Antonio, performing CPR, but to no avail.
"I tried to perform CPR. I saw his lungs inflating, but he was not breathing," West said.
Back at his home, Antonio's toys are still laying in the living room while his family tries to pick up the pieces.
"He was so special, had the bluest, bluest eyes," Antonio's dad, Louis Santiago, said.
This isn't the first time West has lost a child to violence. She said her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in 2008.
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