2nd suspect will face murder charge in connection with Jazmine Barnes’ killing

2nd suspect will face murder charge in connection with Jazmine Barnes’ killing

Both Eric Black and Larry Woodruffe were arrested on Saturday as the result of a tip-off, Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The funeral took place at the Community of Faith Church in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Jazmine was in the family's auto with her mother and three siblings when she was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on December 30.

Authorities previously said that they believe Woodruffe was the person in an SUV who fired upon Jazmine and her family as they drove to a grocery store.

The family of a white man wrongly accused of murdering a 7-year-old black child has revealed that they are receiving death threats in connection with the allegations.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that it suspects the shooting arose out of a case of mistaken identity.

Black and Woodruffe are both being held in the Harris County jail without bail.

Woodruffe, 24, will be in court Wednesday morning for the drug case and will have a preliminary hearing in the murder case on Thursday morning, according to online records.

Washington, 30, was shot in the arm, while Jazmine's 6-year-old sister was hit by shattered glass. 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.

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Jazmine was struck in the head by a bullet and died at the scene.

Prosecutors said he confessed to driving the vehicle from which Jazmine was shot, and a gun found in his home matched the eight shell casings found at the scene.

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

Hailey Cantrell says despite the arrests of two suspects in the murder case, as recent as Monday, there have been threatening comments on her Facebook page regarding her uncle, Robert Cantrell.

"I believe - and having written hate crime legislation, knowing the criteria, I believe that this should be looked at as a hate crime", Jackson Lee said Friday.

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.

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.

Numerous speakers at the funeral said they hoped Jazmine's death would help fuel efforts to combat gun violence.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins pledged his National Football League playoff game check to Jazmine's family.

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