Man Shoots 10-Month-Old Baby After Being Rejected By The Mother

A 23-year-old California man faces several felony charges after police say he shot a 10-month-old baby in the head outside of a house party. 

Marcos Echartea allegedly fired three rounds into the driver’s side of a car where the baby, her mother, and her friend were sitting on early Sunday.

According to the Fresno Police Department, Echartea was rejected by the baby’s mother, Deziree Menagh at the party. Echartea apparently tried to get the 18-year-old to sit in his lap, but she shut him down. 

Uncomfortable with his advances, she took her baby and left with a male friend.

They drove off but returned shortly after.

While they were parking the car, Menagh says they were approached by Echartea who shot into the vehicle.

Menagh and her friend were unharmed, but baby Fayth Percy had to get bullet fragments removed from her head. 

“We have every reason to believe that Marcos Echartea knew baby Fayth was in that vehicle when he fired three rounds into the vehicle,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Echartea has been arrested in connection to the incident and charged with three counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in a negligent manner and causing injury to a child, NBC reports. 

Fayth Percy is currently in critical, but stable condition.

“I know the parents are broken,” Dyer told the Fresno Bee. “They are hurting. We held hands at the hospital and prayed for the baby, and we’re asking that everyone in this community come together and pray for baby Fayth for a complete recovery.”

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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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