Suspect Charged With Murder In Jazmine Barnes’ Shooting

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A 20-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Houston while in a auto with her family.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office released a sketch (left) of the man suspected in the deadly shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes (right).

A Texas sheriff says authorities now believe that a man in a red pickup who was being sought in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl was actually just a witness.

Hopkins said he will be playing Saturday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in honour of seven-year-old Barnes, who was killed last weekend. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, who was also injured in the shooting, vowed then that the gunman would be found. And they continued knocking on nearby doors, hoping to find more security footage of the truck.

Police have reportedly arrested two men in the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas, on December 30.

Investigators were continuing to "pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged", the statement said.

A second suspect may also be in custody after the child was gunned down in the back seat of her family's auto with her three siblings and mom, according to reports.

The source told police that the suspects had mistaken the auto Jazmine was riding in for somebody else's and that it was shot at "by mistake". The sheriff's office released a sketch of a suspect, a white man in his thirties or forties.

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Shaun King, a racial justice activist and a columnist at The Intercept, offered a $100,000 reward for information on the suspect.

Fifteen-year-old Alxis Dilbert, Washington's oldest daughter, was sitting in the front passenger seat when she noticed a red truck pull up beside their vehicle.

The Harris County Texas Sheriff's Office in bringing forward its capital murder charge against Black, initially arrested the man following the department receiving a tip.

Hundreds of people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon for the girl near where the shooting happened.

After the shooting, one of Jazmine's siblings discovered that Jazmine had been hit.

"I've got a attractive angel up there watching over me", she said.

The Texans wide receiver announced on Twitter that he plans to donate his wild-card round playoff fee to Barnes' family to help cover the cost of the funeral. People held up balloons and stuffed animals and signs that read "Justice for Jazmine".

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