Jazmine Barnes Biography – Jazmine Barnes Wiki
Jazmine Barnes was a second-grader at Monahan Elementary School in Houston.
Jazmine was riding in a car with her mother and three sisters when someone in another vehicle shot Jazmine in the head on December 30, 2018. The shooting occurred as the mother, LaPorsha Washington, was pulling out of a Wal-Mart parking lot in Cloverleaf, Texas onto a highway road when a red pickup truck pulled up next to her vehicle and began firing into the car and then sped off. Washington was shot in the arm, the youngest was hurt by shattered glass and the other two girls were physically unharmed.
Jazmine Barnes Killer Sketch
Police released a sketch of the suspect, which included descriptions from Jazmine’s mother and three sisters. Authorities said the sketch depicted a white man in his 40s.
This is the man witnesses say murdered 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on 12/30 as her family drove on the E. Sam Houston Pkwy frontage road at Wallisville Road. Thin white man, 30’s-40’s, in a red pickup. Call 713-221-6000 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS #JusticeForJazmine #hounews pic.twitter.com/URR3w2Wxbm
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 3, 2019
Jazmine Barnes Age
She was 7 years old.
Jazmine Barnes Parents
She was born to Chris Cevilla (father) and LaPorsha Washington (mother).
Jazmine Barnes Go Fund Me
She is survived by her mother, sisters and father, Chris Cevilla.
Her father, Chris Cevilla created a Jazmine Barnes GoFundMe campaign to help the family pay for Jazmine’s funeral expenses.
Jazmine Barnes Walmart
On January 5, 2018 at 12 noon in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 5655 East Sam Houston Parkway in Houston, a ‘Justice for Jazmine Barnes’ community rally was held with hundreds in attendance.
Jazmine Barnes Killer
Eric Black Jr is the man arrested and charged with the capital murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on December 30, 2018.
Black was pulled over for not using his turn signal and was arrested for marijuana possession. Investigators then discovered that he had also been identified by an anonymous tipster as one of two suspects involved in the shooting death of Jazmine.
Subsequent investigation revealed evidence that corroborated the tip, and Black was taken into custody in East Harris County without incident.
Black then admitted to taking part in the shooting. Investigators are continuing to pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged in this case.
Jazmine’s mother was driving Jazmine and her three sisters southbound on the East Sam Houston Parkway feeder road near Wallisville Road at approximately 6:50 a.m. when they were fired upon by someone in another vehicle.
At this time, investigators do not believe Jazmine’s family was the intended target of the shooting, and that they were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity.
“I am grateful to our dedicated investigators, the partner law enforcement agencies that provided vital assistance, and tipsters from across the nation who pulled together to support our work to get justice for Jazmine,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Our work is not finished, but I believe the people of Harris County can take comfort in knowing we have made great progress.”
#HCSO homicide investigators have filed a capital murder charge against Eric Black Jr. for the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes — full release: https://t.co/upLn3yRRgn #HouNews #JusticeForJazmine pic.twitter.com/shYLmXmobT
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 6, 2019
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 6, 2019
Eric Black Jr. confessed to homicide investigators that he drove the vehicle used in the shooting when a man in the passenger seat opened fire.
He told police the gun used in the shooting was in his home and gave officers permission to search for it. Officers found a 9mm pistol at the home that was consistent with shell casings recovered from the scene.
Larry Woodruffe has been arrested as a second suspect in the case.
BREAKING: @HCSOTexas has identified 1st suspect in #JazmineBarnes murder as Eric Black, Jr. 20. I can also confirm a 2nd suspect as Larry Woodruffe, 24 (below). He is believed to be the shooter. No connection to Jazmine or her family, per sources. https://t.co/wnaXDXVOO0 #abc13 pic.twitter.com/YsYvUSZX4g
— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) January 6, 2019