Two men were arrested in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in the early morning hours of Sept. 6 in connection with the shooting death of 1-year-old Antiq Hennis.
Little Antiq was the toddler who took a bullet to the side of the head on the evening of Sept.1 in Brooklyn, N.Y., while being pushed in a stroller by his parents.
According to The Daily News, the two shooting suspects were arrested at an apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre around 6:30 a.m. this morning. The alleged gunmen have been identified as 19-year-old Daquan Wright, and 23-year-old Daquan Breland.
Police are fingering Daquan Wright, 19, as the triggerman in the fatal shooting.
Antiq’s mother and father were pushing their 1-year-old son across a Brooklyn street last Sunday evening when several gunshots rang out.
A witness in the area at the time of the shooting said that she heard the shots and saw one man running from the scene.
“The baby’s head was to the side,” she said. The stroller, she added, was covered in blood. ~ The New York Times
Police in N.Y. now believe that the bullets were intended for the baby’s father, 21-year-old Anthony Hennis.
Police are also saying that the shooting may have been gang-related, that Anthony Hennis was the intended target, and that the older Hennis would not cooperate with police during the investigation into his son’s shooting.
Police also shared that Anthony Hennis has his own lengthy criminal history.
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