According to the New York Associated Press, “A 23-year-old man who allegedly shot a toddler to death in his stroller on a Brooklyn street was held without bail Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder.”
Daquan Breland pleaded not guilty at his arraignment a day after he and Daquan Wright (who is waiting for his arraignment), 19, were arrested in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. for the killing of Antiq Hennis.
On Labor Day eve, the victim’s parents were pushing him in a stroller while crossing a street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn when gunfire broke out. The innocent child was shot on the left side of his face and pronounced dead at a hospital. It was believed that the child’s father was the intended target and it may have been gang related.
Police believe the child’s father was the intended target, and the shooting may have been gang-related.
Four shots were fired in total with one of them being deadly.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the motive for the shooting is still unclear and the boy’s father was not cooperating with the investigation. This is just sad and ridiculousness. For crying out loud, they killed your son. But yall know that hood mentality “No Snitchin”.
According to the Associated Press, witnesses 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.
On Friday evening, hundreds attended a funeral for baby Antiq Hennis which was held at the Grace Funeral Chapel in Ozone Park in Queens.
The OneSopHotspot Family send our deepest condolences out to that family.
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