Daquan Breland, 23, was charged with second-degree murder on Sept. 7 in N.Y. in connection with the shooting death of 1-year-old Antiq Hennis last weekend in Brooklyn. The toddler was in a stroller at the time of the shooting.
Breland pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail, according to CBS News.
Witnesses have said the men were standing in the street when Wright handed the gun to Breland, who they allege pulled the trigger. The gun has not been recovered.
Breland and cohort Daquan Wright, 19, were both arrested at an apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. around 6:30 a.m. on Sept.6.
The baby’s parents were pushing their 1-year-old son across a Brooklyn street last Sunday evening when several gunshots rang out.
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 refused to cooperate with police during the investigation into his son’s shooting.
Police also shared that Anthony Hennis has his own lengthy criminal history.
Antiq Hennis’ funeral was held on Sept. 6 in Queens.
For more on the arrests of Daquan Breland and Daquan Wright, see the video accompanying this article.
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