Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Who Killed 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes?

Who Killed 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes?

Listen. I have $35,000 in cash for the person who turns in the murderer of 7 year old Jazmine Barnes. Those citizens seem to ignore epidemic rates of suicide, or the mass shooting tragedies we have seen so often: Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Virginia Tech, Columbine, the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

According to reports, Jazmine was killed around 7 AM on Sunday, when a man in a red pickup truck pulled up next to the family vehicle and opened fire. Her mother was also injured in the ambush. Paramedics arrived but Jazmine died before they reached the hospital. She said the man drove around from the passenger's side of the vehicle to the driver's side and was able to look inside the vehicle because it didn't have tinted windows. It was not fair.

Attorney S. Lee Merritt, who is advising Jazmine's family, said the grief is compounded by the unknown.

The Sheldon Independent School District said in a statement that Jazmine was a second-grader at Monahan Elementary in Houston. "Jazmine loved music, Jazmine loved dancing", Washington told KTRK. "The only thing we know is the shooter was white".

Not much right now.

Jazmine Barnes, at right, and a suspect sketch of the man who killed her are seen in images released by the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses claimed they saw a red pickup truck leaving the scene. In both cases, all of the occupants of the cars fired on were black.

"We're continuing to proceed with different strategies to try and find this coward of a killer", explained Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez at a Thursday night press briefing.

Gonzalez said the shooting occurred on a service road as the family was heading to a store. Washington took off, tires screeching as she left the lot - trying to protect her family by evading the gunman. The victims in the shooting are black.

With a suspect yet to be identified, it's impossible to say for certain.

Jazmine's sister Alexis Dilbert, who was in the auto, told ABC she was able to see the suspect's face during the shooting. Barnes' mother was also wounded.

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"When my vehicle started to shake, I told my babies ..." He has described Sunday's shooting as "totally unprovoked" and asked people who live nearby to review their surveillance videos. But he added he doesn't want speculation on a possible motive to limit the scope of an investigation that has one primary aim: finding the shooter. Did I stop him from getting out of the Walmart, from whatever he was doing, did I do anything wrong to cause this man to fire shots in my auto? What did I do?

"I didn't provoke him in any kind of way", the mother said. "They just kept asking questions, like, making me feel like I had done something bad".

Law enforcement has provided no indication that the two shootings are in any way connected. Thin white man, 30's-40's, in a red pickup.

"We've got to call it what it is. Black people are being targeted in this country", Muhammad told the Houston Chronicle. Black people are being targeted in this county.

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide.

The case has gained prominence across the United States, and celebrities have joined the appeal to find Jazmine's killer using the hashtag #JusticeForJazmine. "Our focus continues to be on the evidence we have and leads we develop, and then the motive we can enhance and determine once we get those facts".

Local activists are also planning to hold a community rally at noon on Saturday outside a Walmart, close to where Jazmine was shot.

How has the community responded?

The sketch was compiled from descriptions from Jazmine's family members who survived after a man opened fire on them for no apparent reason.

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