Jazmine's father, Christopher Cevilla, said his daughter was a loving and caring girl who was 'very smart in school'. (Houston Chronicle)All evidence gathered so far in the Jazmine Barnes Homicide case supports investigators' strong belief that she and her family were innocent victims.
Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, has said she believes the shooting was racially motivated. Prosecutors said he was driving the vehicle that pulled alongside the Barnes family auto and that someone else shot into the auto.
After Woodruff & Black shot & killed Jazmine Barnes, 4 credible independent eyewitnesses heard the shooting and saw a white man in a red truck speed off.
During a court hearing early Sunday, prosecutors said Black admitted to investigators that he was driving a vehicle in which a passenger opened fire on the auto Jazmine was in.
But Black, the man facing a charge of capital murder, is 20 years old and black.
Sources tell KPRC2 that suspect is Larry Woodruffe, 24.
USA police have charged a man in connection with the drive-by shooting of a seven-year-old girl in Texas.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office released a sketch (left) of the man suspected in the deadly shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes (right).
Officials said investigators are also looking into the possibility that others could be charged in the case.
Authorities in Texas say "persons of interest" are being interviewed in the investigation into the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl.
Barnes was riding in a auto with her mother, LaPorsha Washington of Houston, and her three sisters on December 30 at around 7 a.m. when a man in a red or maroon pickup truck drove up next to their vehicle and opened fire.
The shooting occurred on the 15400 block of Wallisville in Harris County in the Walmart parking lot.
A spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.
Earlier Saturday, community members held a rally near the business close to where the shooting took place, calling for justice for the slain girl.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the support Jazmine's family received provided law enforcement "with a sense of urgency and made Jazmine's loved ones know they weren't alone in their time of grief".