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Man shoots baby in the head after child's mother rejects his advances: police

Posted On: Jun 25, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

FRESNO, Calif. - A man opened fired and struck an infant in the head after the child's mother rejected his advances while they were at a birthday party, according to California police.
Deziree Menagh, 18, was at a party with her 10-month-old daughter, Fayth Percy in Fresno early Sunday near her home. While she was inside, Marcos Echartea, 23, who she'd met once before, tried to grab her hand, but she pulled away, police said.
She went outside and reported Echartea's behavior to her friends. Later, as Echartea sat on the porch, he tried to pull Menagh onto his lap, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Again, the teen resisted.
Menagh went back inside to retrieve Fayth. She carried Fayth to a vehicle driven by a friend, and they drove about a half block away, made a U-turn and were about to park when they noticed Echartea rapidly approaching the vehicle, Dyer said.
As Echartea neared, he pulled out a handgun and fired three rounds into the closed driver-side window, he said.
Fayth was hit in the head as she...

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