20-year-old man charged with murder in shooting death of 7-year-old Houston girl
HOUSTON -- Prosecutors said Sunday that the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl as she rode in her family's vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity. Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. in the Dec. 30 death of Jazmine Barnes. Family and community activists had previously said they believed the death was racially motivated, and investigators had been searching for a white man with blue eyes who was driving a red pickup. Black is African-American.
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