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Jazmine Barnes' Murder: Eric Black Jr. Charged For Shooting 7-Year-Old Girl

Updated On 06 Jan, 2019 Published On

Following the sensational murder of a 7-year-old girl, Jazmine Barnes near Houston in late December, the HSCO Texas arrested a 20-year-old man in Texas on Saturday, on January 5, 2019.

Eric Black Jr., 20, charged with the capital murder admitted his involvement in the deadly shooting, as per statement made by Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

The incident took place on December 30, 2018, while Barnes mother along with Jazmine and her three sisters were pulled out by a vehicle alongside their car and opened gunfire. The shooting resulted in the death of Jazmine due to headshot while her mother, LaPorsha Washington got hit in the arm.

After presented in the court just before 5 a.m. this Sunday, the court ordered Black to be held without bail.

As per the court documents and the Investigators, Barne's family were attacked due to mistaken identity.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Barnes family, told CBS News another suspect has also been arrested.

Further sources reported that Eric Jr. was driving the vehicle that he rented and a white male in his 30s or 40s was the shooter. Soon after Black's arrest, Larry Woodruffe, 24, was also detained as a second suspect in the case.

For more details, the police held a news conference Sunday afternoon, while authorities had offered $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.