Eric Black Jr charged of Jazmine Barnes Death – Police charged Eric Black Jr with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Dec. 30.
Eric Black Jr charged of Jazmine Barnes Death:
Jazmine and her three sisters were in the car near a Houston-area Walmart store on 30 December and Jazmine’s mother was driving. When a red pick-up truck pulled alongside them and they were fired upon. Jazmine was shot in the head by a bullet and died at the scene.
According to investigator “pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged”, and “At this time, investigators do not believe Jazmine’s family was the intended target of the shooting, and that they were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity.” Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder and appeared in court early Sunday morning. Eric Black Jr, 20 in Texas was arrested Saturday and charged in the death of Jazmine Barnes.
Investigators plan to hold a news conference Sunday afternoon to provide more details. Authorities had offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Public joined an appeal to find Jazmine’s killer using the hashtag #JusticeForJazmine. A rally in Houston on Saturday attracted about 1,000 people and helped raise money for the family.
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 6, 2019