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    Marcos Echartea shot a 10 month old baby after the baby's mom rejected his unwanted advances

    A 10-month-old baby is recovering after being shot in the head in California.

    Police said the shooting happened after the child's mother rejected a man's advances.

    Fresno police say that Marcos Echartea sought refuge inside the home, after shooting out a car window and hitting baby Fayth Percy in the head.

    "It should shock the conscience of every person in Fresno to know that we have a 10-month-old baby lying in the hospital fighting for her life," Jerry Dyer, Fresno police chief.

    Fayth's parents, Deziree Menagh and Bennie Percy have been by the child's side, tearfully hoping and praying for a miraculous recovery. Dyer said a gun was found and is now undergoing ballistic testing to determine if it was the one used in the shooting.

    Investigators spent more than 12 hours with the area roped off, questioning witnesses. Investigators said the suspect made unwanted advances toward the baby's mother, Deziree, and never looked back after pulling the trigger.

    "In fact, when our detectives brought him downtown, he had no remorse," Dyer said. "He had just shot a 10-month-old baby and didn't even seem to care or it didn't phase him."

    It's unclear if Echartea was under the influence of drugs or alcohol but officers say alcohol was being consumed at the party. Investigators said Deziree was leaving the party Sunday morning to get away from the suspect when he tracked her down and fired.

    The man who was driving the car was not hurt. The baby was the only one struck.
    WTF is wrong with people?!

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    Surveillance video recorded the shooting of 10-month-old Baby Fayth, but the case against the alleged shooter took a complicated turn on Friday.

    Police say Marcos Echartea really couldn't handle rejection.

    He admitted to false imprisonment - an act of domestic violence - in January 2019, but he didn't even have time to find out his punishment before he became the suspect in two new crimes.

    In June 2019, police say he's the man in this surveillance video opening fire on a car, at least twice.

    One bullet went through the driver's side window of the car and hit 10-month-old Fayth, who was sitting in her mother's lap, as her mother tried to get away from Echartea, whose unwanted advances she had just rejected.

    "We just kept driving because I looked down and I just saw blood everywhere," said the girl's mother.
    Echartea is facing 16 felony charges, including several related to a drive-by shooting a month before the Baby Fayth incident.

    A witness who was parked at a school near the house targeted by gunfire led police to Echartea and another man in the suspect car.

    "While they were parked there, they heard a series of shots then saw the 2-door convertible Mustang leaving the area," said Fresno police detective Natalia Camarena.

    Some confusion over the true identity of that witness slowed down a preliminary hearing, so a judge should rule early next week whether there's enough evidence for a trial.

    Echartea is facing life in prison if he's convicted on just the attempted murder charges.

    Baby Fayth's life is delayed, but finally taking off.

    After surgeries to remove bullet fragments from her head, she had to wear a helmet for a while, but she took her first steps a week before her mother had to testify against Echartea.

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