US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer
Jan 06 2019
Washington addressed the crowd after a series of speakers that included members of Jazmine's family and community leaders, all of whom expressed dismay and shock at the murder of the young girl.
The heartbroken mother of a seven-year-old girl who was killed when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle has vowed the murderer will be caught.
Each daughter was in her assigned seat in the family auto, with Jazmine sitting behind her mother in the back seat.
Jazmine was riding in the vehicle with her mother, LaPorsha Washington, and other relatives when a white male opened fire on the auto killing her and injuring her younger sibling and her mother.
"Investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting", the statement said.
"We gonna find him no matter what corner we have to turn, no matter what rock we got to go under, we gonna find you man", said her heartbroken mother, LaPorsha Washington, who was also shot in the attack. The shooting occurred as the family was heading to the store.
Police said Black admitted taking part in the shooting.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, which is leading the investigation, said it's already working with the FBI and other federal agencies. The sheriff's office did not elaborate. The girl was black, and her family believes the shooting was racially motivated.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black hoodie, with pale skin and blue eyes.
LaPorsha Washington was embraced by family and community members before she addressed the crowd gathered at a Houston-area Walmart on Saturday, not far from where her 7-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes was gunned down earlier this week.
They held up balloons and stuffed animals, as well as signs that said "Justice for Jazmine".
A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on Jazmine's killer.