NEW: ‘Enraged’ Florida man allegedly shoots baby in face, man in abdomen 


A man in Gainesville was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly shot a 1-year-old baby in the face and a man in the abdomen. 

Police said Darrell J.  Wilson, 26, of Gainesville, shot the man and the infant because he was offended that the man was hugging and kissing the baby, according to the Gainesville Police Department’s Facebook post

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The victim is the child’s biological father and was dropping him off at Wilson’s for babysitting. Wilson babysat in the past and is allegedly in a relationship with the child’s mother, according to Ben Tobias, spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department. 

Wilson reportedly became “enraged” during the incident and grabbed the child from the man’s arms. The baby’s mother then got out of the car, took the child back and gave him to the man, according to police. 

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Police said “simultaneously Wilson produced a handgun and fired shots.” The shots missed the victim’s vital organs and the baby didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries. 

After the shooting, Wilson went back into his home, where police later arrested him. Wilson told investigators he was acting in self-defense and said that victim was “walking toward him looking angry.” 

Wilson was charged with two counts of attempted murder and is being held in the Alachua County jail.

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