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9/3/2013 (7 months ago)

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Some theorize that bullet was intended for 22-year-old father

Sixteen-month-old Antiq Hennis was shot killed Sunday near his family's home in Brooklyn this past weekend. His 23-year-old father Anthony Hennis, arrested more than 20 times is believed to have been the intended target in the fatal shooting. For whatever reason, Hennis refuses to help the cops in the search for his son's killer. 

In the meantime, neighborhood activists said they believe they know who killed Antiq, and they're eager to see the culprit brought to justice.

In the meantime, neighborhood activists said they believe they know who killed Antiq, and they're eager to see the culprit brought to justice.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

9/3/2013 (7 months ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Brooklyn, child's murder, father, cooperation, drugs


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Police continue their search for the thug who squeezed off four shots from a .45-caliber handgun as Hennis pushed Antiq in a stroller in Brownsville Sunday night.
A bullet tore into the left side of the baby's head. Police found four bullet holes, two entry and two exit in the stroller on Bristol Street near Livonia Avenue. Hennis ran away from the gunfire, screaming that his son had been shot.

Cheryl Steele, The Great Aunt of shooting victim 1-year-old Antiq Hennis, cries on the corner of Bri

Cheryl Steele, The Great Aunt of shooting victim 1-year-old Antiq Hennis, cries on the corner of Bristol Street and Lovinia Avenue in Brownsville.


Constructing the events that night, investigators say that Hennis picked Antiq up from the child's home on Riverdale Avenue about 7:20 p.m. for a visit with his grandmother. As he left with his son, four shots were fired on Bristol Street, just half a block from the home Hennis shares with his grandmother. One bullet went right through the baby's head, cops said.
The distraught dad turned to his grandmother, who heard the gunfire and ran toward him. "He said, 'Grandma, my baby got shot!'" 72-year-old Lenore Steel recalled. "The baby was bleeding."
Antiq died at Brookdale University Hospital about 90 minutes later.
Hennis, arrested mostly for drug-related raps has been tight-lipped with cops. "Mr. Hennis has not been cooperative with us," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "He has not answered questions," he added. "We're still trying to, obviously, determine his contacts - and he has an extensive arrest record, so we are looking into his relationships."
In the meantime, neighborhood activists said they believe they know who killed Antiq, and they're eager to see the culprit brought to justice. We know exactly who the shooter is," activist Tony Herbert claims. "We are making efforts to bring him in."
Kelly acknowledged police were making progress. "We have some leads, and those leads are being aggressively followed," he said.  
Police investigate the fatal shooting of 1-year-old Anitq Hennis Sunday evening in Brooklyn.

Police investigate the fatal shooting of 1-year-old Anitq Hennis Sunday evening in Brooklyn.


Relatives won't say why Hennis is not cooperating. They have described him as a devoted father racked with sorrow. "He can't live without that baby," Steel, said of her grandson. "He's always with him. That baby is his life."
Mayor Bloomberg said the whole city was shaken by Antiq's death. "Every child in this city is precious, and every child deserves our protection," Bloomberg said. "And when a child dies, we all suffer and we all grieve. Today we are all grieving."
His grandmother remembered the innocent victim as a happy baby boy. "He liked looking at SpongeBob," she said. "He liked Dora (the Explorer). He loved to eat. He was so adorable since he started walking." 

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