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City applauds police's role in infant case
Law enforcement agencies in Glynn County received an official thank you from Brunswick city commissioners Wednesday for their work in the investigation of the shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21.

The commission recognized the Brunswick Police Department, Glynn County Police and the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency at the beginning of its regularly scheduled meeting.

Seventeen-year-old De'Marquise Elkins and 15-year-old Dominque Lang, both of Brunswick, were arrested and charged in the shooting death of the infant and the wounding of his mother, Sherry West.

"Through that terrible tragedy we saw a community come together and rally in support of certainly the mother, but also in support of the investigation that led to several arrests in a very brief period of time," said Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson.

Law enforcement officers poured into the commission's meeting room on the second floor of Old City Hall, at 1229 Newcastle St., as Thompson extended his gratitude on behalf of other commissioners.

"This is what a team looks like," Thompson said.

Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green thanked the Glynn County Police Department for its "outstanding cooperation" in the case.

County police have taken the lead in the investigation at the request of the city police department, even though the shooting occurred at the corner of Ellis and London streets inside the city limits.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering and Emergency Management Ageny Director Capt. Jim Wiggins, who were present at the city meeting, also expressed mutual appreciation.

* Reporter Nikki Wiley writes about government, business and other local topics. Contact her at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 321.

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