A 1-year-old boy was fatally shot on Sept. 1 when his parents were pushing him across a Brooklyn, NY street in a stroller. The two alleged shooters — Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19 — pled not guilty at their arraignments in NY on Oct. 3 and are being held in jail.
Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, were arrested following the fatal Sept. 1 shooting of a 1-year-old Brooklyn boy, Antiq Hennis. Antiq’s parents were pushing him in a stroller in Brooklyn when the boy was struck with a stray bullet that police believe may have been aimed at his father. In their Oct. 3 arraignment hearing, both suspected shooters plead not guilty.
Brooklyn Toddler Shot In Stroller — Suspects Plead Not Guilty
Antiq was shot shortly after 7 p.m. on Sept. 1. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Police say that they believe Antiq’s father, Anthony Hennis, was the intended target of the shooting.
Daquan Wright was arrested for allegedly giving Daquan Breland the gun that was used in the shooting. The baby was shot in the side of the head after Breland allegedly fired the gun.
Breland “pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges [on Oct. 3] and was remanded without bail,” reports NBC News. Wright is “being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.”
Brooklyn Stroller Shooting Suspects Speak Out After Shooting
In their court arraignment, neither suspect spoke, but their lawyers delivered their not guilty pleas.
“I could never do that to an innocent little baby. It’s not in my heart,” Breland told The Daily News from jail a few days after his arrest. “People see me as a cold-blooded killer. I’m not a baby killer, that’s not me. I’m not an animal. I’m not a monster.”
Both men are due back in court in November.
WATCH: Boy, 1, Shot In Head As Parents Pushed His Stroller On Brooklyn Street
– Kristine Hope Kowalski