PICTURED: The TWO black suspects in the Walmart shooting death of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes after it was initially thought to be a race hate crime when witnesses described seeing a white man in his 40s fleeing the scene

Sunday, January 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

Jazmine Barnes, 7, was shot dead in a Walmart parking lot in Houston, Texas on December 30
She was in the family’s car with her mother and three siblings when a red pickup truck pulled up next to them and someone started firing inside the vehicle
Eric Black Jr, 20, has been charged with capital murder over the girl’s death
Larry Woodruffe, 24, was the second suspect to be taken into custody
The Barnes family’s lawyer, Lee Merritt, released a copy of Woodruffe’s mugshot on Sunday and said he is ‘believed to be the shooter’
Investigators said Black was arrested without incident after receiving a tip and he later admitting to the shooting
Police initially released a sketch of a white man in his 40s based on descriptions from several witnesses
It is now believed the white man previously described to police as a suspect was simply a bystander trying to escape the shooting

By EMILY CRANE and LAUREN FRUEN
DAILYMAIL.COM
6 January 2019

Police now have two suspects in custody in connection with the murder of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes who was gunned down in a Texas Walmart parking lot a week ago.

Eric Black Jr, 20, was arrested and charged with capital murder after the little girl was shot dead in Houston on December 30.

They said early Sunday that Black was arrested without incident after receiving a tip and later admitting to the shooting.

Another man, Larry Woodruffe, 24, was the second suspect to be taken into custody.

The Barnes family’s lawyer, Lee Merritt, released a copy of Woodruffe’s mugshot on Sunday and said he is ‘believed to be the shooter’.

azmine was in the family’s car with her mother and three siblings when a red pickup truck pulled up next to them and someone started firing inside the vehicle.

Police initially described the suspect as a bearded white man in his 40s based on descriptions from various witnesses and victims.

They released a police sketch showing a white man and Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, said she believed the shooting was racially motivated.

However, both men arrested in connection with the little girl’s murder are black.

The Barnes family’s lawyer said it is possible the white man previously described to police as a suspect was simply a bystander trying to escape the shooting.

Police have since revealed they believe the shooting was a case of ‘mistaken identity’.

Police have not confirmed Woodruffe’s arrest but said the investigation had taken a new direction.

‘The Jazmine Barnes Homicide investigation has taken a new direction. Detectives are in the process of interviewing persons of interest. More details will be released as soon as possible,’ they said in a tweet.

Black was stopped by police on January 5 for failing to signal before changing lanes and officers subsequently found marijuana in his car.

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