1st victim connected to teen suspect speaks

Published On: Mar 28 2013 04:52:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 05:05:04 PM EDT

Pastor Wilfredo Calix-Flores


Pastor Wilfredo Calix-Flores says about two weeks ago he was at his church in Old Brunswick when three men approached him and asked for water.

They left. Then he says came back and pointed a pistol at him.

The Brunswick man says they demanded his cellphone and his money, but he didn't have anything on him, so they shot him in the arm. The bullet would go through and into his chest.

Flores says his attackers ran off and he never saw them again.

Until last week, when police announced the arrest of two teens in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, who was shot and killed while his mother was walking him in a stroller down a nearby street.

Flores says when he saw 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins in the news, he knew it was the same person who shot him a week earlier.

Flores says while he believes those who did this to the 1-year-old need to be punished, he says he is a man of God, and he's praying for everyone involved, especially those accused of this heinous crime.


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