2 arrested in connection with NYC toddler's death

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm •  Published: September 6, 2013
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Two men were arrested Friday in northeastern Pennsylvania in connection with the death of a New York City toddler shot in his stroller last weekend.

Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, waived extradition at a hearing and were being taken back to New York, the Citizens' Voice in Wilkes-Barre reported.

The men were taken into custody about 6 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre, said Martin Pane, U.S. marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Authorities had been seeking the New York City men for questioning in Sunday's death of 1-year-old Antiq Hennis in Brooklyn.

Authorities say the boy's father was pushing him in a stroller while crossing a street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Sunday evening when multiple shots were fired. The child was struck on the left side of his face and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police believe the child's father, Anthony Hennis, 21, was the intended target, and the gunfire may have been gang-related.

Hennis had just picked up Antiq at the home of the baby's mother, Cherise Miller, to take him to visit Hennis' grandmother, police said. Hennis put the boy in the stroller and was pushing him across the street when four shots were fired, police said.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the killing "a tragedy for (the child's) family, for this community, for the entire city."

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