Man charged with murder in shooting death of Jazmine Barnes

Zyriah Taylor 11 left and her cousin Jaskya Lee-Mills 13 attend a community rally for seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Saturday Jan. 5 2019 in Houston. Barnes was killed when a driver shot into the car she and her family were driving in last Sun

Zyriah Taylor 11 left and her cousin Jaskya Lee-Mills 13 attend a community rally for seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Saturday Jan. 5 2019 in Houston. Barnes was killed when a driver shot into the car she and her family were driving in last Sun

Three other children were in the auto at the time.

Black confessed to homicide investigators that he drove the vehicle used in the shooting when a man in the passenger seat opened fire, according to the affidavit. She described the driver as a blue-eyed white man wearing a black hoodie and looking sickly.

Black says he thought it was a auto he had seen the night before, he didn't realize who was inside.

The source told police that the suspects had mistaken the vehicle Jazmine was riding in for somebody else's and that it was shot at "by mistake". "No matter what rock we have gotta go under, we are going to find you", Washington said.

"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. That shooting remains unsolved.

According to NBC News, Harris County deputies said in a tweet that the investigation has taken a new direction and detectives are in the process of interviewing persons of interest in connection with this case. But they added that they had not yet determined a motive, including whether race might have played a role.

A $100,000 (£79,000) reward was being offered for information leading to an arrest in Jazmine's case.

Some activists and the family, who are black, believed the unprovoked nature of the crime in a part of Harris county known for racial tensions pointed to the possibility of a racially motivated attack.

Almost a thousand people rallied on Saturday near where the shooting happened, The New York Times reports.

The funeral and balloon release in remembrance of Jazmine's life is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Green House International Church on 200 West Greens Road, Houston, TX 77067. "And I say this is a very special homegoing, because I got a attractive angel up there watching over me".

Before the arrest, police had released a sketch of the suspect Thursday compiled from descriptions from Jazmine's mother and three sisters.

"It wasn't a figment of her imagination", Washington told the station. Nearby was a Walmart and strip malls with restaurants, banks, a Starbucks and other businesses.

Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, also addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support. "I know that for a fact". "They were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity".

Eric Black Jr., the man accused of killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes appeared in Probable Cause Court this morning.

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