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Fourteen-month-old Angel Cortez was shot to death when a teenager pulled up on a bicycle and opened fire on a Watts home. The 15-year-old suspect was set to be arraigned Friday.
Arraignment was postponed Friday until July 16 for a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting in Watts of a 14-month old boy that also wounded the baby's father.
Donald Ray Dokins faces a murder charge in the death of Angel Cortez and one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the boy's 21-year-old father, Mauro, in the shoulder.
Dokins’ family said he has an alibi.
“He was not there at the time of the crime scene,” said cousin Tahiti Janae Perkins outside court. “He was running around in the front yard play fighting with my other little nieces and nephews.
“We feel sympathy for the family. We will help you find who did it, but Ronald Ray Dokins did not do it.”
He's accused firing numerous shots from a bicycle into a group of people then riding away just before 8 p.m. June 4 near 105th and Hickory streets.
The baby was in the arms of his father. Police said the father had no gang affiliation and was standing with a group of people.
The boy died more than two hours later at a hospital.
The next day, Cortez went before TV news crews and reporters to ask for the public's help in finding the person responsible.
The Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles Kings each offered $50,000 rewards for information leading to the assailant's arrest and conviction.
Dokins was arrested Wednesday. If convicted, the teen faces numerous life sentences, prosecutors said.