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09/03/2013 09:15 am ET Updated Sep 04, 2013

Anthony Hennis, Father Of Slain Brooklyn Baby, Uncooperative As Manhunt Continues, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner

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BROOKLYN — The father of a 16-month-old boy who was shot and killed Sunday has not been cooperative with investigators, police said, as the manhunt for his son's killer continued for the third day.

Anthony Hennis, 21, was pushing his son, Antiq, in a stroller to Livonia Avenue and Bristol Street about 7:15 p.m. when a gunman fired four .45-caliber shots, one of which pierced the boy's skull, cops said.

Investigators said they believe the gunman was aiming for the father, police said. The NYPD is offering a $12,000 reward for help catching the gunman.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday that Hennis, who has been arrested several times on gun and drug-related charges, was not answering investigators' questions.

"We have some leads and those leads are being aggressively followed," Kelly said during a press conference ahead of Monday's West Indian Day Parade

Hennis had been walking with Antiq's mother, Cherise Miller, when the shots rang out, Kelly said.

Neither parent was hit, but they went with the boy to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

"They're taking it very hard," said Antiq's great-grandfather, Floyd Hines, 77.

"He was a very nice little kid and he loved me to death," Hines added. "He'd always gnaw on my finger."

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