A gunman opened fire on Jazmine, her mother and three sisters as they traveled southbound on East Sam Houston Parkway around 6:50 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. And her community is demanding answers.
Sometimes they call him a loner or tormented soul in need of help - I say call them what they are, domestic terrorists. The Harris County Sheriff's Office indicated a four-door red pickup truck, which was driven by the suspect, is the primary target of the search.
He added: "There are no days off from being black". Three of Barnes' sisters were also in the vehicle and one was hurt by shattered glass.
But Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference that additional information received by investigators made them realize the suspect had more of a "five o'clock shadow". However, he also said detectives are investigating whether the two shootings are connected. The gunfire killed Jazmine and wounded Washington, as well as her six-year-old daughter, who has not been identified. There are many celebrities who have joined the effort to help find the person who killed Barnes as he opened fire on the family vehicle.
From her hospital bed, Washington told reporters that she had "replayed this moment in my head over a million times". He intentionally killed my child for no reason. "He didn't even know her".
The shooter was initially described by investigators as a bearded white man, possibly in his 40s, who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, but Thursday afternoon the family clarified the description.
Journalist Shaun King and Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt have come together to offer a $35,000 reward to find the murderer who shot and killed Jazmine Barnes on Sunday. King announced a rally on Saturday and a funeral on Tuesday. Jazmine's father, Chris Cevilla, set up a GoFundMe to raise money for her funeral, which has already surpassed $40,000. "It could have been anybody in that position on this team.anybody in this city.It's unfortunate", Hopkins told ABC affiliate station KTRK-TV in Houston. We must say this, acknowledge this and prosecute the suspect as such.
Cops in Texas have released more information about the man wanted for killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes - including a composite sketch and clearer video of his truck. Failure to do so will only continue to normalize the behavior of Barnes' killer and bad people like him, which will only give others the confidence to commit this kind of savagery again.