Update: Law enforcement officers have made their first arrest in this case. Click here for the latest: https://cypressnewsrev.wpengine.com/capital-murder-charge-filed-in-jazmine-barnes-investigation/

Editor’s Note: The Cypress News Review usually refrains from sharing news from the other side of Houston. However, this type of villainous act in the proximity to a major roadway means the suspect could be anywhere. If you happen to know anything, we strongly request that you contact the police (Call 9-1-1) to try and help catch this nefarious evil doer.

HARRIS COUNTY — Law enforcement officers are searching for the murderer of a 7-year-old girl who shot into a vehicle with the girl, her mother and three other girls, this morning near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Wallisville Road, in east Houston.

According to Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County Sheriff, officers are looking for a bearded white man in his 40s, driving a red truck. If you have any information, please call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

The sheriff also stated that in addition to the deceased child, the mother was shot in the arm, and a younger child has glass fragment injuries, while the two teenagers were unharmed in the attack.

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Preliminary information from the scene:

 

The 7-year-old victim has been identified as Jazmine Barnes. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, sustained a wound and survived her injury, according to the sheriff.

A look at the location of the murder this morning. If you know anything about the suspect, please contact police immediately. (Google Maps)

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