Suspect In Brooklyn Toddler’s Death Calls Shooting ‘Evil Act’

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The man accused of shooting a toddler to death in his stroller on a Brooklyn street said it was an “evil act” he has to live with.

Daquan Breland told the Daily News that “remorseful doesn’t even describe what I feel.” He spoke to the paper at Rikers Island.

Breland was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on the same day the toddler, Antiq Hennis, was buried. He’s charged with second-degree murder.

The 23-year-old suspect said he is not a baby killer. He said “I could never do that to an innocent little baby. It’s not in my heart.”

He offered his condolences to Antiq’s family.

Authorities said the boy’s father, Anthony Hennis, was pushing him in a stroller while crossing a street in Brownsville when four shots were fired. The child was struck on the left side of his face and pronounced dead at a hospital.

A second suspect in the…

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