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Jazmine Barnes shooting: Texas police charge Eric Black Jr with murder

January 7, 2019 10:57 am
Eric Black Jr [left]. Jazmine Barnes was shot in the head and died at the scene. [Source: BBC]

US police have charged a man in connection with the drive-by shooting of a seven-year-old girl in Texas.
Jazmine Barnes was shot dead while in her family’s car near Houston last month.

Eric Black Jr, 20, has admitted involvement in the shooting and been charged with murder.

Investigators believe the attack on Jazmine’s family could have been the result of mistaken identity.

Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also shot and injured.

Three other children were in the car at the time.

A composite sketch of the suspect released last week showed a white male believed to be in his 30s or 40s.

Eric Black is black, but police say other suspects could be involved.