Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
World News | By Sandy Lane

Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death

Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death

They do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target and say the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity. However, eyewitnesses said the White man in the pick-up truck fled to get away from the shootings.

A man has admitted to driving the vehicle from which Jazmine Barnes, 7, was fatally shot in Texas last week, according to a prosecutor at Harris County Probate Court.

Lee said she planned to reach out to federal authorities to ask them to create a national manhunt for Jazmine's killer.

Soon after the suspects appeared in court on Sunday morning, Barnes' father, Christopher Cevilla expressed his reaction to the evolvements of the case.

Texas police have arrested a man suspected of driving the getaway vehicle in the drive-by killing of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. But they added that they had not yet determined a motive, including whether race might have played a role.

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An hour after police released Eric Black's name as being charged, a local media report named a second suspect, the report claims is the actual shooter.

Black allegedly cooperated with the investigation and said the pistol used in the shooting was in his home. During a press conference on Sunday, Gonzalez said they now believe the red truck was just a witness to the crime.

Sources are saying a shooting suspect is in custody for the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the police are very close to making an arrest.

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

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Prosecutors say he was driving an SUV from which an unidentified passenger fired upon the auto Jazmine and her family were in on December 30. At least two black people were shot in that 2017 incident, including a 21-year-old man and a grandmother.

"We do believe that it was racially motivated in part because our nation at this moment is a highly racially charged society".

Investigators say he pulled up alongside the auto Jazmine Barnes was riding in with her family Sunday and fired into the vehicle in the eastern outskirts of Houston.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted Saturday night that the investigation had "taken a new direction". Police say the pistol found at Black's home matched the shell casings found at the murder scene.

It was not immediately clear if the other suspect, Larry W., has been arrested.

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