BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- On Friday Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green would not say if the shooting that killed a 13-month-old boy and injured his mother had an relation to gang activity.
Two teens were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Antonio Santiago.
Police raided a home on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The home believed is to be where 17-year-old Demarquise Elkins lives. He has been charged with first degree murder along with a 15-year-old whose identity has not been released.
Police say the child and his mother were shot Thursday morning when they were taking a walk. Some believe that this could be in relation to gang activity.
First Coast News took a lookat the accused's Facebook page, and there were several posts that associated Elkins with a group called Moneyville. One particular post used a code that we researched and found is related to the well-known street gang the Bloods.
We also found some YouTube videos with the group's name. There is no confirmation that this is a gang or that gang activity had anything to do with this shooting, but Pastor Ken Adkins who is familiar with Brunswick's crime and works with ex-offenders and ex gang members says it is possible.
"The mind set of someone to do something like that to a baby you would have to be crazy or crazy to do something like that. And it is my hope and prayer that gangs have not infiltrated this area to that deep and that level, because you know this is Brunswick, it's a small sleepy town it's a great place to live you know we moved up from Jacksonville so we're hoping that that's not the case, but most certainly it has all of the signs," said Adkins, pastor at Greater Dimensions Christian Church in Brunswick.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Brunswick Police Silent Witness Line at 912-267-5516.