The name and gender of the baby were not released.
The shooter was a member of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos clique of the 18th Street gang, according to the FBI, who tried to kill a drug dealer who refused to pay $50 to the gang in exchange for allowing him to sell narcotics in an area they considered their territory.
Since the man survived and the baby was killed, the FBI said, gang leaders ordered the killing of the shooter.
"The shooter was thereafter taken to Mexico by Javier Perez - who only 10 days before had been released from prison on other charges - and other CLCS organization members, under the false premise that the shooter would hide out from the police there,” the FBI said. “Once in Mexico, the shooter was driven to a remote area, where he was strangled and his lifeless body was thrown over a cliff. Unbeknownst to the would-be killers, the shooter survived the attempt on his life. The CLCS organization associate who assisted Perez in strangling the shooter previously was convicted and sentenced to a life term of imprisonment."
Perez is not eligible for parole.