Last week, in Houston, TX, 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes was tragically shot and killed while her mother was driving Jazmine and her three sisters on the East Sam Houston Parkway.
Jazmine’s sister saw the suspected shooter and remembers this: “He just looked sick. His face was thin and was really pale, and his eyes were blue.”
This is a police sketch of him.
He’s still on the loose. #JazmineBarnes #JusticeforJazmine pic.twitter.com/bVSF73sryf
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) January 5, 2019
The suspect is described as a thin, white male in his 30s or 40s. The sheriff’s office said he had a five o’clock shadow the day of the shooting but stress he may have changed his appearance since. Ultimately, though, they say he’s a “cowardly killer” and they won’t rest until they find him, reports CBS News’ Janet Shamlian.
The family’s attorney believes it was a hate crime.
“We do believe it was racially motived in part because our nation at this moment is a highly racially charged society,” attorney Lee Merritt said.
LaPorsha Washington was driving daughter Jazmine and her three sisters to grab coffee Sunday when the suspect opened fire on their car. Jazmine was shot in the head and died immediately. Her mom was hit in the shoulder.
“I didn’t see anything… but shattered glass and bullets coming toward my car,” Washington said.
Jazmine’s 15-year-old sister, Alexis, is the only one who saw the gunman.
“He was white and he had blue eyes, and that was it because he had a hoodie on so I couldn’t see his hair,” Alexis said.
Black Lives Matter activist, Sean King, who many have accused of being a “fake black person,” who uses Black Lives Matter to promote himself and his liberal agenda, helped to promote a GoFundMe for the 7-year-old victim of the” racially motivated hate crime.”
Rally on Saturday.
Funeral on Tuesday.
We should not have to be doing any of this, but here we are.
Our reward for the arrest of the killer of 7 year old Jazmine Barnes is now $100,000.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 3, 2019
Amateur sleuth and Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, even doxxed a man on Twitter, where he posted his photo, and his alleged violent history. Isn’t there some law against this?
According to the LA Times – Prosecutors said early Sunday that they had arrested the man responsible for the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes of Houston.
The only problem is, the shooting suspect, James Woodruffe has been arrested, and he’s a 24-year old black man. Woodruffe was arrested after the driver of the getaway vehicle, Eric Black Jr., a 20-year-old black man, confessed to authorities that he was with Woodruffe when the shooting took place, claiming her death was a case of mistaken identity.
Eric Black Jr. confessed to being the getaway driver and was charged with capital murder in connection with the Dec. 30 attack near a northeast Houston Walmart, prosecutors said at Black’s first court appearance on Sunday.
He was arrested and brought in for questioning Saturday after sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of marijuana during a routine traffic stop.
Prosecutors said Black admitted to investigators that he was driving a rented Kia sedan when his passenger opened fire on Jazmine’s family’s car. Investigators said they found a 9-millimeter pistol at Black’s home and that it matched shell casings at the scene of the shooting.
Black also identified the alleged shooter from a booking photo, prosecutors said.
Black told investigators that he and the shooter had not targeted Jazmine’s family and that they realized the attack was a mistake when they saw news reports about the girl’s death. He remained in jail Sunday without bond.