Town hall meeting to discuss Santiago killing

Published On: Apr 04 2013 07:33:10 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 04 2013 08:46:20 AM EDT

Antonio Santiago

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

A town hall meeting will be held in Brunswick on Thursday evening to discuss last month's killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.

The meeting was designed to give the community more information about the investigation and help them move forward.  

"This is an opportunity for them to ask questions. For them to tell us what their fears are. To better understand how they can help and what these other agencies are doing," said Brunswick City Manager Bill Weeks.

Weeks hopes the meeting will ease the community's fears and concerns and let them know police and city leaders are on their side.

"It's like a picture you're trying to draw with a lot of dots and you have to connect those dots to get the full picture and we want to certainly encourage the community to be a part of that," Weeks said.

Brunswick community activist Kenneth Adkins is supportive of Thursday's meeting and hopes people realize something needs to be done to put an end to violent crimes.  He said it starts with mentoring children and teens.

"What can we do to kind of help you change your life?  What do we need to do to help get you in the next direction?" Adkins said.

The town hall meeting was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the old City Hall building at 1229 New Castle Street in Brunswick.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Santiago was shot and killed in his stroller on March 21 in Brunswick.  Two teens were arrested and charged with murder.

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