Family pleads for person of interest to turn himself in to St. Marys police

ST. MARYS, Ga. — Police in St. Marys, Georgia are looking for a person of interest after a 24-year-old mother was shot and killed and a baby was grazed by a bullet.

The victim's 18-month-old baby was also hurt, but has since been released from the hospital.

Police are searching for 31-year-old Roney Wilson who is considered armed and dangerous. Wilson lives in St. Marys and has ties to Nassau County, Florida.

Veronica Wilson, who said she was Wilson’s sister, made a plea for him to turn himself in, fearing that the manhunt may turn deadly for him.

“Man, I'm begging you to come back home,” said Veronica Wilson. “Let me come and get you. Where you at? Let me come and get you.”

Roney Wilson’s mother also pleaded for him to turn himself in to police.

Roney Wilson's father, Ronnie, also spoke to him on the phone Tuesday morning. “So what you think?  What are you going to do, son?”

“All they want to do is hear your side," Ronnie Wilson said. "So what, you might do a little time, alright.  But you’re alive, man."

Ronnie Wilson also told his son on the phone that his life wasn't over.

"Don’t say that. It’s not over. That’s just the way you feel. But it’s not," Ronnie Wilson said.

St. Marys police also consider him a threat to law enforcement after several violent run-ins with police.

The shooting happened Monday night at the Cumberland Oaks Apartments. Police were called there around 7 p.m. Monday after some type of altercation.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released.

Anyone who knows Ronnie Wilson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Camden County dispatch line at 912-729-1442.

We need your help in locating Roney Wilson. If you know where he is, please contact Camden County Dispatch at 912-729-1442. We've seen his name spelled Ronnie and Roney. He remains at large.

Posted by St. Marys Police Department on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

UPDATE: St. Marys Police Department is searching for 31-year-old Ronnie Wilson Jr. as a person of interest in a shooting that killed a mother and injured a baby:

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, April 25, 2016