Suspect Charged With Murder In Jazmine Barnes’ Shooting

US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer

A 20-year old man has been charged with the murder of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes from Houston, Texas, who was shot in the head last month while travelling in a auto with her family.

Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr.in the December 30 death of Jazmine Barnes. Police say a tip led them to Black, who admitted to the crime.

Donna Thomas holds a flyer about the shooting suspect as she attends a community rally for seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Houston, Jan. 5, 2019.

Jazmine Barnes was riding in a auto with her mother and sisters on December 30 when someone in another vehicle shot her in the head.

She died at the scene in Houston, while her mother LaPorsha Washington was shot in the arm.

Overnight, Larry Woodruffe (24) and Eric Black, Jr.

Hundreds of people rallied in support of the Barnes family this weekend.

Amid the new allegations, the sheriff's office tweeted that "all evidence gathered so far in the Jazmine Barnes Homicide case supports investigators' strong belief that she and her family were innocent victims". Houston-based rappers Paul Wall and Trae tha Truth asked the crowd to reach out to authorities if they have any information on the shooter.

Late Saturday, the sheriff's office said on Twitter that the investigation had "taken a new direction".

Police initially described the gunman as a bearded White man in his 40s, who wore a red, hooded sweatshirt and drove a red four-door pickup truck. And NASA helped enhance this security video of the red truck the suspect was driving.

He was arrested and is expected to be formally charged with capital murder on Monday. He also said he did not believe that there was anything nefarious behind a white man being falsely fingered as the initial suspect.

The source told police that the suspects had mistaken the vehicle Jazmine was riding in for somebody else's and that it was shot at "by mistake".

A lawyer for the Barnes family now says the white man that police described as a suspect was "simply a bystander trying to escape the shooting".

During the event, people held up balloons, as well as signs saying: "Justice for Jazmine".

Almost 2,500 people have donated to a GoFundMe set up for Jazmine's funeral expenses and family. Jazmine Barnes was in her mom's vehicle on Sunday heading to the store when a gunman opened fire.

A $100,000 (£79,300) reward for finding Jazmine's killer was also offered by civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt and activist Shaun King.

"I feel some relief in this because now my baby has got justice and we can probably put her to rest without having to put her to rest and be still on a manhunt looking for a suspect or suspects whatever it may be", Cevilla says.

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