Barnes was killed after an assailant shot into her family’s car in what authorities described as an unprovoked attack, Buzz Feed reports.
A suspect was arrested and charged Saturday with capital murder over the fatal shooting of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed as she was riding in a car with her family in what police described as an unprovoked attack in Houston a week ago.
Sheriff’s officials named the suspect as Eric Black Jr., and said that he was taken into custody after he was identified by a tip.
Black admitted to being involved in the shooting, authorities said, and investigators are continuing to look into evidence that could lead to other suspects being charged in the case.
The shooting took place early on the morning of December 30, as Jazmine’s mother was driving the seven-year-old and her three sisters.
The family was fired upon by someone in another vehicle, fatally injuring Jazmine and also wounding Jazmine’s mother. The shooting set off a days-long manhunt for the suspects, who police initially said were believed to have been traveling in a red pick-up truck.
The arrest followed the news Saturday night that police had identified “persons of interest” in the shooting. In a tweet Saturday night, the sheriff’s office had said that the investigation had “taken a new direction.”