Father of 1-year-old gunned down in Brownsville arrested in violent subway robbery

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Anthony Hennis was arrested Thursday after cops say he and another man robbed a teenager on a No. 3 train before punching him in the face.

BROOKLYN (PIX11) – The father of Antiq Hennis, the one-year-old shot and killed in his stroller in Brownsville, is under arrest Friday for allegedly robbing a teenager on the subway earlier this month.

Police say Anthony Hennis, 22, and another male suspect approached a 19-year-old boy on a southbound No. 3 train approaching the Saratoga station at about 3:30 p.m., making threats for his watch. After the boy handed over the watch, one of the suspects punched him in the face and they fled the station.


Hennis was arrested along with his brother, 20-year-old Amanny Hennis.  Both men are charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.

Back in August, Hennis, a known gang member, was walking little Antiq across the street in his stroller when two men opened fire. One of the bullets struck Antiq in the head, killing him. Cops believe the gunmen were aiming for the elder Hennis, seeking retribution for a drive-by-shooting last  year. The community was outraged when Hennis would not cooperate with police and help identify his baby’s killers.

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