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Arrests made in toddler's death

on September 07, 2013 10:30 AM

WILKES-BARRE (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.

Both men were arraigned as fugitives in Pennsylvania. Wright then waived extradition in Pennsylvania on a weapons charge and Breland on a parole violation, the newspaper reported.

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