Man charged with murder in death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Man charged with murder in death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Man charged with murder in death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also shot when a auto pulled up and began spraying bullets. Black appeared in Probable Cause Court Sunday morning. But they added that they had not yet determined a motive, including whether race might have played a role. Prosecutors said the 9 mm handgun believed used in the shooting had been recovered from Black's home. Police have charged him with capital murder, according to KRIV-TV.

Individuals with revelatory information are thereby encouraged to dial 713-222-TIPS or 713-221-6000 if they have anything of soluble details that would better their investigative efforts. "Because when we looked at the cameras they saw the red pickup truck and the gentleman in it and it was a white guy".

Police made an arrest on Saturday in the shooting death of a seven-year-old girl in Houston.

In a statement, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner thanked authorities for their "diligent work" in arresting 20-year-old Eric Black Jr.

Campaigners had feared the shooting, on an African-American family, may have been racially motivated. At least two black people were shot in that 2017 incident, including a 21-year-old man and a grandmother. And NASA helped enhance this security video of the red truck the suspect was driving.

But during a court hearing early Sunday, prosecutors said Black admitted to investigators that he was driving a vehicle in which a passenger opened fire on the auto Jazmine was in.

Hopkins has said he supports social activist Shaun King, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in bringing the shooter to justice.

KTRK-TV reported another man was the shooter and he was arrested.

The local ABC affiliate identified the second suspect as Larry Woodruff, 24.


A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after a girl, seven, was shot dead while in a vehicle with her family.

"Investigators are continuing to pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged in this case", the statement said.

Police said Black admitted taking part in the shooting. The charges came a few hours after the sheriff's office announced that its investigation had "taken a new direction".

Authorities in Texas say "persons of interest" are being interviewed in the investigation into the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl.

On Dec. 30, 2018, Barnes was riding to get coffee with her mother LaPorsha Washington and siblings when armed suspects began firing into Washington's vehicle, causing her auto windows to shatter.

The shooting occurred on a service road as the family was heading to a store.

A rally in Houston on Saturday attracted about 1,000 people.

A spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately return an email seeking comment. They chanted "Justice for Jazmine" and "No peace, no justice".

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