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Update: On January 6, 2019, Harris County sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 year-old African-American Eric Black, Jr. for the murder of Jazmine Barnes. The sheriff’s office acted on a tip and Black confessed to his role in a shooting in which Barnes and her family were not the intended target, suggesting a case of mistaken identity. At least four independent witnesses had identified the perpetrator as a white male in his 40s. Authorities think this individual was likely a fleeing bystander. Thanks to all who shared this information and kept this case front-and-center for the American public.
At 7:00 a.m. on the morning of December 30, 2018, LaPorsha Washington, her seven year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, and Jazmine’s three female siblings were driving to a local convenience store for coffee in eastern Harris County, Texas. Jazmine was still in her pajamas.
As they approached a nearby Wal-mart, a man with a “very thin build, pale skin, and blue eyes” approached them in a red/maroon extended-cab pick-up truck and opened fire into Laporsha’s driver’s side window. He then accelerated to get in front of their car and opened fire again. Jazmine was killed. Her mother was shot and wounded. Jazmine’s three sisters were wounded by exploding glass, but are now recovering and attempting to provide a sketch of the killer to law enforcement. The murderer fled from the crime scene and escaped.
The shooting happened near near Wallisville Road and E. Sam Houston Parkway in eastern Harris County, Texas. Social-justice activist Shaun King announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to an arrest of the killer.
Will you share the following information about the killer on Facebook and/or Twitter so he can be identified as soon as possible?
The white man with who shot and killed seven year-old Jazmine Barnes near Wallisville Road and E. Sam Houston Parkway in eastern Harris County, Texas is still on the loose. Will you share the following article that contains a composite sketch of the killer and a video image of the pickup truck he was driving that morning? A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and we need to get this info in front of as many eyes as possible, ASAP. Thank you!
Please RT the following article w/ composite sketch of white man who shot and murdered 7 y/o Jazmine Barnes in Texas. $100K reward for info leading to his arrest! https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/us/texas-drive-by-shooting-jazmine-barnes-sketch/index.html
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