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Second Suspect Charged in the Shooting Death of Jazmine Barnes

Second Suspect Charged in the Shooting Death of Jazmine Barnes

As NPR reported, "Prosecutors say Black and an accomplice mistook the family's auto for that of someone they had gotten into an argument with the night before".

Despite police reporting the youngster was shot in the head, her family opted for an open casket viewing before the funeral ceremony. Jazmine wore a floral print skirt, pink blouse and pink cardigan. As the service began, Jazmine's mother told her family, "Y'all ready?" "This is a celebration".

"God blessed me and my family with an angel".

His niece, Hailey Cantrell, said that threats had been sent to her Facebook page and she asked people to "back off".

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he believes the family's initial description of the shooter was honest and the man in the red truck was likely a bystander who left the scene of the shooting.

As I pointed out yesterday, it turns out the man pictured, who has not been identified yet, was apparently just a witness who fled the scene in his truck when he heard the shots. "Justice has been served".

For those who may have missed it, the seven-year-old was in a auto with her mother, LaPorsha Washington, and her three sisters near a Walmart outside of Houston when a now identified gunman opened fire - killing Jazmine instantly, and injuring LaPorsha and Jazmine's six-year-old sister. Washington said she noticed a red or maroon pickup stop next to them at a red light.

Ms Washington was shot and injured in the arm.

The family was stopped at a red light near a Walmart when shots shattered the auto windows, striking Jazmine in the head.

Harris County police said they believed the attack was "totally unprovoked".




Eric Black Jr., left, and Jazmine Barnes, right, are seen in photos distributed by CNN Wire.

Authorities previously said that they believe Woodruffe was the person in an SUV who fired on Jazmine and her family as they drove to a store.

Police later corroborated King's tip through their investigation.

"Every time I see one of y'all reach out for me, I can hold my head up", her mother said.

An anonymous tipster told police Black and a second person, identified as "L.W." shot at the vehicle after mistaking it for another one.

Hundreds gathered Saturday to honor Jazmine outside the Walmart near where she was killed. "I can get up in the morning".

A GoFundMe account set up to help cover funeral costs has raised more than $82,000 from almost 3,000 donors.

Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and National Football League player DeAndre Hopkins each made sizable donations to pay for the funeral.

Reports say O'Neal and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier's check to Jazmine's family last week, but he isn't the only superstar offering a hand.