Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes

Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes

Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old who was killed in a senseless Houston drive-by shooting, was laid to rest today at Community of Faith Church. The Harris County Sheriff's Office filed capital murder charges against Eric Black Jr., 20, who is African-American.

The news came the day Jazmine Barnes' family and thousands of other people packed a church for her funeral. "King wrote Sunday on Instagram that he received the tip on January 3 that a 20-year-old black man named Eric Black Jr. and another man had shot Barnes".

While Black was charged on Sunday with capital murder, Woodruffe was being held in the county jail on a drug charge while authorities prepared a capital murder charge against him.

Authorities say Woodruffe and Black mistakenly thought they were attacking people they'd previously fought at a club hours earlier when they shot at Jazmine and her family.

Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, was in the vehicle with Jazmine and her three sisters near a Houston-area Walmart store on 30 December when a red pick-up truck pulled alongside them and a man inside opened fire.

Woodruffe and Black are not believed to have meant to target Jazmine Barnes and her family and may have thought they were shooting at someone else, the Harris County Sheriff's Office has said.

Her family initially believed the shooting was racially motivated.

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But a prosecutor announced Monday that two black men were suspected in the December 30 drive-by shooting, and that the suspects mistakenly thought they were attacking people they'd previously fought at a club.

Hailey Cantrell says that despite the arrests of two suspects in the case, there have been non-stop threatening comments on her social media page regarding her uncle Robert Cantrell.

Jazmine's white casket was draped with purple flowers.

Authorities said that they believe Woodruffe was the person in an SUV who fired upon Jazmine and her family, killing the girl and injuring her mom. The suspect was apprehended after an anonymous tip passed along by journalist and activist Shaun King implicated two men identified as "LW" and "EB" in the shooting.

Based on the investigation, authorities believe that the shooting was a sad case of mistaken identity.

Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday outside the Walmart near where Jazmine was killed. Lee Merritt, an attorney hired by the Barnes' family, said the family is relieved that the real killers are in custody.

"I just want everyone to back off", she said.

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