Jazmine Barnes shooting: Texas police charge Eric Black Jr with murder

Jazmine Barnes shooting: Texas police charge Eric Black Jr with murder

Investigators say have not yet determined a motive, including whether race might have played a role.

Jazmine's family had believed the shooting was racially motivated.

Black also identified the alleged shooter from a booking photo, prosecutors said.

"I have no tint on my windows or anything so you can see there is a mother-a black mother-with daughters, lovely children", Barnes's mother LaPorsha Washington, told CNN after the shooting.

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

Jazmine's dad Chris Sevilla said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he was feeling "a bit of relief" following the arrest.

Woodruffe and Black allegedly shot Barnes due to gang retaliation in a case of mistaken identity, according to KTRK. Black is African-American.

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".

Authorities have charged a 20-year-old black man in the death of 7-year-old black girl in what prosecutors are saying was a case of mistaken identity. Thin white man, 30's-40's, in a red pickup. Black is now being held at the Harris County Jail without bond and is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning.

Black, who was arrested Saturday afternoon during a traffic stop, was charged with capital murder and jailed without bail.

Detectives have also arrested a second suspect Larry Woodruffe, 24.

Black admitted to authorities that he had a part in the shooting after a tip led investigators to identify him as a suspect.

Sheriff's investigators initially released a composite sketch of a white male they believe may have been involved in the shooting.

The sheriff declined to name the second person or say if the person was in police custody, citing the pending investigation.

Surveillance video captured a pickup in Houston, Texas, whose driver shot and killed a seven-year-old girl in December, authorities say.

She says the man who opened fire into her auto, also shooting her in the arm, was a white man wearing a black hoodie, driving a red pick up truck who had pale skin and blue eyes. The shooting occurred as the family was heading to a store.

Activists planned to hold a community rally on Saturday to knock on doors and pass out the sketch of the suspect in the area where the shooting took place. The post did not elaborate, and the sheriff's office did not immediately respond to phone messages.

On Saturday, hundreds gathered at a rally near where the shooting happened, holding balloons, stuffed animals and signs that read, "Justice for Jazmine".

The girl's mother, who was wounded, said before the arrest that she believed the shooting was possibly a hate crime.

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