Harris County Sheriff's Office detectives announce the arrest of Eric Black, Jr., a 20-year-old black male, on Sunday morning in a tweet shortly after midnight. They say the attack is similar to an incident in the area in 2017 in which a suspect described as white shot into a vehicle carrying at least two black people.
Authorities charged Eric Black Jr.in the death, saying it appears to be the result of mistaken identities and that the family was not the intended targets of the gunfire on December 30.
The Harris County Texas Sheriff's Office in bringing forward its capital murder charge against Black, initially arrested the man following the department receiving a tip. "They were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity".
Pictured are screen grabs of retweets from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Barnes, who was sitting behind the driver's seat, died at the scene. Local media reports indicate that Woodruffe is believed to be the shooter.
"The source said the suspects thought the complainant's vehicle was some other person's vehicle that they had seen earlier in the night and that they shot the auto by mistake", according to the complaint obtained by KPRC-TV. HCSO said that a man in a red pickup truck fired gunshots toward the auto that Jazmine was in with her mother and three sisters.
"No matter what rock we gotta go under, we're going to find you, man", she said.
She said that she feels optimistic about the ongoing manhunt because there were so many people gathered and so many people involved in the effort. Officials said Black later admitted to the shooting.
Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, said at the rally that she believed the killer would be caught, and that "there's too many people out here looking for this man".
Jazmine's funeral is due to take place on Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to verify information related to the second person, Gonzalez said, but he declined to say whether anyone was in police custody, citing the pending investigation.
Black said he thought it was a auto he had seen the night before, he didn't realize who was inside. They had identified a white man in a red truck as the shooter. A sketch had even been released. Her funeral is at noon.