Update: Law enforcement officers have made their first arrest in this case. Click here for the latest: https://www.cypressnewsreview.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.
Click the image below to watch information from the HCSO.
Update for 14591 Wallisville road #hounews https://t.co/oSOmllVGzP
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 30, 2018
Preliminary information from the scene:
Happening Now: Shooting investigation at 15491 Wallisville @ Beltway. An 8 year old child has been shot and possibly deceased inside a vehicle. An adult female, believed to be mother, shot in arm. Scene is still active, so info is preliminary. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/TvHjBYaQba
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 30, 2018
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.
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