One of the suspects in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes appeared in court Monday morning.
Eric Black Jr., 20, is charged with capital murder in the Dec. 30 shooting in east Harris County. Black admitted he was driving the vehicle involved in Jazmine’s murder, according to court documents.
Black reportedly told investigators he and another person were at a club last Saturday night and they got into some sort of argument. Later that morning, Black said he and the friend, identified by him as Larry W., saw a vehicle that looked similar to the one involved in the earlier dispute and they fired shots into the car.
Black said they didn’t realize it was the wrong car and didn’t know they had killed a child until they saw it on the news the next day.
A man named Larry Woodruffe appeared in court Sunday on a drug charge and the prosecutor called him a suspect in a capital murder case. He didn’t specify which case.
Woodruffe has not been charged in the Jazmine Barnes case.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he is fairly certain two individuals were involved in Jazmine’s murder but they are still trying to verify information on the second person.
Gonzalez said Black became a target in the investigation based on a tip. Activist and journalist Shaun King told the sheriff that Black was involved in the shooting. King apparently received the tip from an anonymous source.