Two Men Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of One-Year-Old in Brownsville


Two men have been arrested for shooting killing a one-year-old boy in a gangland dispute with the boy’s father. The two men were taken into custody in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the same day of 16-month-old Antiq Hennis’s funeral. The suspects are awaiting extradition to New York.

16-month-old Antiq Hennis was caught in the crossfire in Brownsville on September 1, about a block from where he lived. His father, 22-year-old Anthony Hennis, was the suspected target of the shooting.

The boy was hit in the head, and pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. The elder Hennis made headlines this week for refusing to cooperate with police in hunting down the suspects.

The Wilkes-Barre Police Department has yet to confirm the names of the two suspects to Runnin’ Scared.

Update: CBS New York reports that 19-year-old Daquan Wright and 23-year-old Daquan Breland are the two suspects in custody.