Man charged with murder in Houston girl's death

Jazmine Barnes and the suspect

Jazmine Barnes and the suspect

Lee Merritt, the attorney for Jazmine's family, admitted in a tweet on Saturday night that the suspects - both of whom are Black and in their 20s - did not match the description and later suggested that perhaps the white man that Washington described was an innocent bystander.

Those gathered Saturday were asked to be part of an "army" that will help authorities catch the person who fatally shot Jazmine Barnes.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called for a nationwide manhunt for the suspect, who has been described as a bearded white man, possibly in his forties.

Authorities say they are expecting to make more arrests.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the shooting happened very quickly while Jazmine, her mother and three sisters were at a stoplight.

On Saturday, hundreds attended a rally in Houston calling for those responsible for Jazmine Barnes's death to be brought to justice. During a press conference on Sunday, Gonzalez said they now believe the red truck was just a witness to the crime. He was driving a rental vehicle at the time of the shooting.

An investigation tip corroborated evidence before officials took Black into custody in Harris County without incident, according to the news outlet.

After the shooting, one of Jazmine's siblings discovered that Jazmine had been hit.

LaPorsha Washington

Gonzalez said authorities have not yet determined a motive in Sunday's shooting and have not found links between it and the 2017 cases.

This undated image provided the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Black Jr.

The news station says it has spoken to "multiple sources" who say "a suspect is in custody" with a second suspect possible.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the arrest "should serve as a warning to all violent offenders who prey on our community" that they will be arrested eventually. "As I turned around and looked back at the street, I heard shots start firing and they came through my window". Black, 20, is African American.

The source told police that the suspects had mistaken the auto Jazmine was riding in for somebody else's and that it was shot at "by mistake". They've worked on several cases together over the years, including the killing of Antwon Rose II, a black teenager killed by police outside Pittsburgh in June.

The family of Jazmine Barnes had believed her death had been racially motivated.

The sheriff released an artist's sketch showing a thin, white man in his 30s or 40s with a 5 o'clock shadow.

The indictment follows Black confessing to allegedly gunning down the girl as she sat in the back seat of her family's auto with her three siblings on the morning of December 30th.

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