Jazmine Barnes: Second man charged in drive-by shooting

Jazmine Barnes: Second man charged in drive-by shooting

A second suspect will face a charge of capital murder in connection with the Jazmine Barnes homicide investigation, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office said it will decide later whether to pursue the death penalty against either Black or Woodruffe.

"Investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting", authorities said. The driver of the SUV, 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. has also been charged with capital murder.

Authorities say Woodruffe and Black mistakenly thought they were attacking people they had previously fought at a club when they fired at the vehicle with Jazmine and her family. At first the girl's family told police the killer was a white man in a red pickup they saw on the scene, and the police released a sketch matching their description.

Eric Black Jr., left, and Jazmine Barnes, right, are seen in photos distributed by CNN Wire.

The funeral took place at the Community of Faith Church in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. The tip implicated Woodruffe and Black in the shooting.

Woodruffe, who has previous convictions for assaulting a family member and possessing a controlled substance, was arrested last week on suspicion of drug possession and later charged with Barnes' murder, according to jail and court records.

Prosecutors believe 24-year-old Larry D. Woodruffe killed Jazmine Barnes on December 30 as she and her family drove to a grocery store in Houston. The girl's killing prompted an outpouring of support for her family from celebrities and ordinary people across the country.

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The white casket of 7-year-old Barnes was carried into a church Tuesday, a tiara among the purple and white flowers that topped it.

"Gonzalez acknowledged at a press conference Sunday that he received a tip from King in the middle of the week that Barnes's killer was not the white male initially suspected in the case", The Daily Caller reported.

Just eight months later is said to have gone back to prison for misdemeanor trespassing.

Jazmine was killed riding in a auto with her mother and three sisters more than a week ago.

As I pointed out yesterday, it turns out the man pictured, who has not been identified yet, was apparently just a witness who fled the scene in his truck when he heard the shots.

"I'm telling you, every time I see one of y'all reach out for me, I can hold my head up", her mother said.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at the funeral and called Jazmine "one of our children".

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