HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the shooting death of 7-year old Jazmine Barnes.
Eric Black Junior is charged with capital murder. Deputies said they tracked him down based on a tip and while in custody he admitted to taking part in the shooting. Black appeared in Probable Cause Court Sunday morning. Prosecutors said he was driving the vehicle that pulled alongside the Barnes family car and that someone else shot into the car. Black is currently being held at the Harris County Jail without bond and is expected to be in court Monday morning.
Black said he thought it was a car he had seen the night before, he didn't realize who was inside. Police believe there is another suspect involved.
It's been a week since someone in a red pick-up truck opened fire on a vehicle in the Houston area. Jazmine was struck and killed by the gunfire. Her mother was also shot in the arm. The other two girls in the car were not harmed.
Hundreds of people rallied in support of the Barnes family this weekend. They gathered in the parking lot of the Houston Walmart near the site of the shooting
Investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting and said they were possibly shot as a result of mistaken identity.