Sheriff 'Will Not Rest' Until Arrest Is Made In Deadly Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Girl


Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 9:33 am
By: News 9


A Houston neighborhood has been on high alert for the last three days, as police continue to search for the gunman who shot and killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes as she rode in her mother's car with her three sisters Sunday morning.

Search Continues For Gunman Who Killed 7-Year-Old Houston Girl 

The sheriff has released a grainy image of the suspect's truck and said police are examining area security videos as leads pour in.

"I'm very confident, and we will not rest until an arrest is made. We are going to continue to search for this killer," said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Clues Sought In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Shot In Front Of Mom, Siblings 

The second grader was full of life. Her family called her Jazz, and said she was a happy 7-year-old who wanted to be a teacher.

Jazmine's teenage sister said the shooter was a white man with a beard, a description that has raised questions about whether the seemingly unprovoked attack was racially motivated. The sheriff said they haven't ruled out any motive.

7-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Car With Mom, Siblings 

"We're doing everything possible and then some to make sure we bring this killer to justice," Gonzalez said.

Jazmine's mom LaPorsha Washington was also hit by gunfire. She spoke to CBS News before she was released from the hospital Tuesday night.

"I haven't even seen her yet. Her father hasn't seen her yet. He didn't even want to go see her because he wanted to remember her as she was, not as what this man has left us," she said.

She believes it's only a matter of time before the shooter is caught.

"We're going to bring justice to my baby," Washington said.

A sketch of the shooter could be released as soon as Thursday.

 

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