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Two Charged In Connection With 1-Year-Old's Brooklyn Shooting Death

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Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn.

Daquan Breland, 23, was taken into custody Friday in Pennsylvania, along with 19-year-old Daquan Wright, who police say was also involved in the shooting.

Breland was arraigned on second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges, while Wright is facing criminal possession of a weapon charges.

Both were extradited back to the city Saturday.

Breland is being held without bail, and Wright is being held on $500,000 bail.

Police believe Breland was the one who shot Antiq Hennis.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the pair was found near the home of Wright's sister, who is believed to be dating Breland.

Authorities say Wright gave Breland the gun he allegedly used in the shooting.

Breland does have a criminal history, according to police. He's on parole after serving two years for assault.

It's unclear what, if any, relationship Breland or Wright has with Anthony Hennis, the boy's father, who police said may have been the intended target.

Police said the father has not been cooperating with the investigation.

"I can't speak personally to whether he has been cooperative or not. I haven't made any attempts so far to speak with him. However, I do intend on doing so, and my hope is that Mr. Hennis will be cooperative and will speak to me," said Brooklyn prosecutor Howard Jackson.

The arrests came on the same day the young boy was laid to rest.

Hennis was shot in the head while being pushed in his stroller across Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.

No bail was set for Breland, and he was remanded back into custody.

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