The search continues for the gunman who shot and killed 1-year-old Antiq Hennis in Brownsville over the weekend, likely while aiming for his dad. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Hennis “has not been cooperative with us,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said this morning, promising, “He’s going to be talked to today.” Kelly added, “We’re still trying to, obviously, determine his contacts — and he has an extensive arrest record, so we are looking into his relationships.” Hennis had just picked Antiq up from the child’s mother in Brownsville on Sunday night when someone fired four shots, one of which hit the 16-month-old while two others went through his stroller.
“We know exactly who the shooter is,” a neighborhood activist told the New York Post. “It was a beef between the shooter’s brother and the baby’s father.”
“You would think he would want to see the killer of his own son brought to justice,” said a police source. “Luckily we do have some people who are trying to help us.” The baby’s mother, Cherise Miller, insisted, “My baby’s father, it’s not his fault. It’s just a lot. I don’t know what to say right now. I just want to say thank you, and I wish my son was still here.”
“Another child dead senselessly,” said Mayor Bloomberg yesterday. “We are still gathering all the facts on these incidents, but if past is any prologue, you can bet that the guns the perpetrators used were illegally possessed and originally purchased in a different state.”