US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer

US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer

US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, and they're giving credit to a tip from social activist and writer Shaun King.

"I am told that Larry Woodruffe and Eric Black Jr. shot & killed Jazmine Barnes in drive by shooting, believing they were shooting someone else from a rival gang that had nothing to do with Jazmine Barnes".

Black is being held without bond in the Harris County jail while Woodruff's bond is set at $100,000 pending further investigation.

Currently, investigators do not think that the family was targeted intentionally, suggesting it was a possible case of "mistaken identity". After being apprehended, the young man, who is black, admitted to being involved in the shooting.

Black allegedly cooperated with the investigation and said the pistol used in the shooting was in his home. Another man who was arrested but has not been publicly identified is also black, Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, said. He was believed to be wearing a black hoodie at the time of the shooting.

The sheriff's office added that they were still examining evidence to determine whether any other suspects could be charged.

Jazmine will also be remembered Tuesday during a "Justice for Jazmine Barnes Community Rally" honoring "all murdered victims in Houston/Harris County", according to organizers.

"The source said the suspects thought the complainant's vehicle was some other person's vehicle that they had seen earlier in the night and that they shot the auto by mistake", according to the complaint obtained by KPRC-TV.

As previously reported, Jazmine Barnes was fatally shot while passing a Walmart in Houston. Jazmine Barnes was in her mom's vehicle on Sunday heading to the store when a gunman opened fire.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a black Democrat who represents parts of Houston, said there was nothing irresponsible about the early suggestions it was hate crime. A white man in a red pickup truck pulled up beside the auto and opened fire, police said.

Black was the driver of the auto and another man, identified by a source as L.W., was in the passenger seat during the shooting. He said Sunday that Black Jr. was apprehended on Saturday afternoon.

Washington and Jazmine's father, Chris Cevilla, said they remain hopeful that their daughter's killer will be found. The alleged shooter is a thin, white man in his 30s or 40s. Rallies took place around Houston demanding justice for Barnes and questioned why more had not been done to catch the assailant. Her funeral is at noon.

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