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Eric Black Jr. Charged for Alleged Murder of 7-Year-old Jazmine Barnes

Eric Black Jr. a Houston man was charged with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes, a 7-year-old black girl killed in a drive-by shooting that ignited racially charged outrage. Eric Black Jr., 20, admitted involvement in the shooting Dec. 30, apparently the result of mistaken identity, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday.
Black, who is African-American, was arrested without incident by investigators following up on a tip sent to journalist and activist Shaun King, Gonzalez said. In court Sunday, prosecutors said Black admitted he was driving a Kia SUV when a passenger identified as “Larry” fired on a car driven by Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington.
Jazmine died instantly. Washington, 30, was shot in the arm but survived. Another child suffered injuries from shattered glass. Two other children were uninjured. Gonzalez declined to confirm whether the alleged shooter was in custody, but he said it was likely charges would be filed against a second suspect.


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