A one-year-old shot in his stroller Sunday night in Brooklyn died less than two hours later. Antiq Hennis was being pushed in his stroller across a busy street in the Brownsville neighborhood when one of four bullets hit him in the head. It's believed that Antiq's father, Anthony Hennis, knew the suspected gunman.
According to New York Times Sept. 2, Mr. Hennis is uncooperative with authorities over who the suspects might be. The one-year-old shot wasn't the intended target, police are led to believe. They think it was his father -- who obviously has a deadly enemy. With over 20 drug arrests on his record, Mr Hennis is known to get into severe trouble. The suspect was likely trying to settle a score with him. Whatever the reason, the one-year-old's father won't give detectives the information they're looking for.
“He’s not answered questions,” the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, said.
The one-year-old was shot with a .45-caliber gun Sunday night about 7:20 p.m. as his father was pushing his stroller across the street. Antiq was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly before 9 p.m.
Although Mr. Hennis has lost more in his life than any parent can imagine, he fears the brutal killer who took his son's life. Some might wonder what else does this man have to lose? Apparently Anthony Hennis worries more violence might come to his family if he fesses up over who's responsible for the death of his young son.