Man shoots toddler within the head after being rejected by her mother: cops

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A 10-month-old Fresno lady was shot within the head Sunday by a person who was apparently indignant that the infant’s mom had rejected him, police mentioned.

The newborn, Fayth Percy, was rushed to the hospital the place she underwent surgical procedure to take away bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer advised reporters. She is in essential however secure situation.

The alleged capturing befell at a house in Fresno. A person there tried to seize the mom’s hand however she rejected his advances, police mentioned.

The mom later left the house with the infant one other male good friend, police mentioned. As they have been driving away, the suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, 23, started capturing on the automobile, police mentioned.

“Sooner or later when he bought shut, he pulled out a handgun and fired three rounds into the motive force’s facet window, which was up,” Dyer mentioned. “A kind of rounds struck child Fayth on the facet of the top as she was being held by her mom.”

Police discovered the suspect close to the house and arrested him on suspicion of three counts of tried homicide, the Fresno Bee reported. He was additionally wished for one more capturing in Could. It was not instantly clear whether or not he had an lawyer. No additional particulars have been launched on the infant’s situation.