Zach Fernandez is still in a Dallas hospital, but a family member tells us he is alert and recognizes those around him.
The family member reports Zach had a successful surgery to reconstruct his face and is able to eat some solid foods.
Originally, doctors reported he would have to stay in ICU for 6 to 8 weeks, but they are already talking about moving him to a rehabilitation center.
Keegan Clark is accused of shooting the gun, on August 6 of this year, that sturck the vehicle Zack was in.
The shooting happened on North 9 and Plaza.
Clark allegedly fired shots at the vehicle as the boys' mother was driving away from the scene after a botched drug deal.
Clark will be charged with injury to a child.
He was already in jail on unrelated charges.
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