Roommates, a 10-month old girl is reportedly in critical condition after police say a man shot her in the head. Police say the man, 23-year-old Marcos Antonio Echartea, had one thing on his mind…rejection.
According to the LA Times, Marcos was arrested Sunday in Fresno, California on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder after police say he shot into a car where the baby, her mother, and a male friend were sitting.
After further investigation, detectives found that Marcos met Fayth’s mother, 18-year-old Deziree Menagh, a week ago at a gathering. Police say Marcos tried to hold Deziree’s hand, and when she pulled away, things took a turn for the worst.
According to police, Marcos then tried to force Deziree to sit on his lap. Again, she pulled away, and left the party with a friend. While stopped at a nearby traffic light, Deziree reportedly saw Marcos walking toward the vehicle.
He allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired three times into the driver’s side window. Fayth was struck by a bullet in the side of her head.
Baby Fayth Percy is reportedly in critical but stable condition. She had surgey Sunday to remove bullet fragments from her head, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry dyer.
“We’re very fortunate that she’s alive,” Dyer said. “It tears my heart up to see a baby of that age laying in the hospital.”
Police have also identified Marcos as a suspect in another shooting related to a female. He reportedly fired several shots into a home belonging to his ex-girlfriend’s new partner on May 27.
He is now facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder and firing into an occupied dwelling.
Keep Fayth is your prayers, Roomies as she is still in critical condition!