UPDATE: Fugitives Wanted For Shooting Death Of Child Grabbed In Wilkes-Barre
UPDATE: Authorities said Daquan Breland has been charged for the murder of a toddler in New York City last week. Police also believe Breland’s gun was used in other shootings.
WILKES-BARRE — Two men, wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a 1-year-old boy in New York City, were arrested in Wilkes-Barre Friday morning.
U.S. Marshals said they were wanted for the shooting death of a toddler.
New York City police officers left the Luzerne County Courthouse with Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19. The two were extradited to New York in connection with the shooting death of the baby Sunday night.
Since the arrest Breland has been charged in the murder of 1-year-old Antiq Hennis.
Neither Daquan Breland nor Daquan Wright said anything as they were escorted out of a district magistrate’s office in Wilkes-Barre. They had just been arraigned after their arrests as fugitives from justice.
Police say the pair fled to Wilkes-Barre and were hiding at the Sherman Hills apartment complex, where Wright’s sister lives.
One witness has come forward to say Wright handed the gun to Breland, who then opened fire.
Authorities believe the shooting is gang-related and say the baby’s father hasn’t cooperated in the investigation.