2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Jazmine Barnes

2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Jazmine Barnes

Despite the sad occasion, there was still a glimmer of hope for justice as the Harris County Sherriff's Office charged Larry D. Woodruffe, 24, with capital murder for the deadly shooting, according to the Associated Press.

A tip helped authorities identify Larry Demetricus Woodruffe, 24, and Eric Black Jr., 20, as suspects in the December 30 shooting.

News of the charges against Woodruffe came the same day that hundreds of mourners gathered for Jazmine's funeral at The Community of Faith Church in North Houston.

For those who may have missed it, the seven-year-old was in a auto with her mother, LaPorsha Washington, and her three sisters near a Walmart outside of Houston when a now identified gunman opened fire - killing Jazmine instantly, and injuring LaPorsha and Jazmine's six-year-old sister.

"Investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting", authorities said.

According to police, Black said the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday that a white male who one of Jazmine's sisters saw at the scene was likely a bystander and potential witness to the attack.

But Saturday, investigators arrested a man who looks nothing like the initial eyewitness descriptions.

Police say Larry Woodruffe, 24, killed Jazmine Barnes after he fired into her mother's vehicle on 30 December. But while the latter quickly admitted to his involvement in the drive-by attack, Woodruffe was initially booked into the Harris County Jail on felony drug possession pending further investigation, officials said.

Black said the gun used in the shooting was at his home, the affidavit says.

Jazmine died at the scene and her mother, LaPorsha Washington, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. "Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night", a tearful Washington said as she read the poem.

Hailey Cantrell told Houston's ABC 13 that despite the arrests of two suspects in the case, as early as Monday, her Facebook account has been flooded with hateful and threatening comments regarding her uncle, Robert Cantrell.

"I didn't think it was going to be this big", the child's mother said tearfully. O'Neal and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier's check to the family last week to pay for the funeral.

Texans star DeAndre Hopkins donated his $29K check from last Saturday's game to support her family.

A GoFundMe account set up to help cover funeral costs has raised more than $82,000 from almost 3,000 donors.

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