Second Man Charged With Capital Murder In Jazmine Barnes' Death

Update Second Suspect Charged in the Shooting Death of Jazmine Barnes

Second Man Charged With Capital Murder In Jazmine Barnes' Death

Monday I wrote about the tragic death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes who was riding in the auto with her mother and siblings when two men in another vehicle started shooting.

Woodruffe was charged as Jazmine's funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, attended by hundreds of people at a Houston church.

Jazmine was shot the morning of December 30 as she sat in the back seat of her mother's auto during a trip to Joe V's Smart Shop.

The sheriff's office now believes the sketch is of a witness that Jazmine's sister remembered and has said all evidence shows the little girl and her family were innocent victims.

The little girl's family had initially believed the attack was racially motivated after describing the shooter as a white man driving a red pickup truck.

As NPR reported, "Prosecutors say Black and an accomplice mistook the family's auto for that of someone they had gotten into an argument with the night before".

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he believes the family's initial description was honest and the man in the red truck was likely a bystander who left the scene of the shooting. Attorneys for Woodruffe and Black could not be reached for comment. They were fired upon and Barnes was fatally hit; her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was injured.

Shaun King, a journalist and activist who previously wrote for the New York Daily News, has said on social media that he passed along a tip he received after writing about the case online, which Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters on Sunday helped lead investigators to Black.

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Jail records indicate Woodruffe, who also is African-American, is in custody on drug possession charges. Her mother was shot in the arm.

Prosecutors say they found a 9mm handgun, believed to be the murder weapon, when they searched Black's home.

"Let me tell you the story of the red truck and how it came to be the focus of this investigation".

The heartbreaking murder of Jazmine captured the attention of the country, including community activists and celebrities, as the search for her killer went on for a week.

Just eight months later is said to have gone back to prison for misdemeanor trespassing.

Houston Texans receiver star DeAndre Hopkins has also said he will donate his $29,000 playoff game check to help with funeral costs.

Reports say O'Neal and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier's check to Jazmine's family last week, but he isn't the only superstar offering a hand.

A GoFundMe account set up to help cover funeral costs has raised more than $81,900 from almost 3,000 donors.

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