A 10-month Fresno girl shot in the head Sunday by a man who was obviously angry that the child's mother had rejected him, police said.
The child, Fayth Percy, was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, said Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer to reporters. She is in a critical but stable condition.
The alleged shot took place at a home in Fresno. A man there tried to grab the mother's hand, but she rejected his progress, police said.
The mother left the home with the baby another male friend, police said. When they drove off, the suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, 23, started shooting in the car, police said.
"At a time when he came close he pulled out a gun and shot three rounds into the driver's side that was up," Dyer said. "One of these rounds hit baby Fayth on the side of her head when she was held by her mother."
Police found the suspect near the home and arrested him with suspicions of three counts of attempted murder, Fresno Bee reported. He also wanted another shooter in May. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer. No further details were released on the child's condition.