Second Suspect Charged in the Shooting Death of Jazmine Barnes

Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Larry D. Woodruffe. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the 24-year-old Woodruffe was charged Tuesday Jan. 8 2019 with capital murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of 7-y

Police say Larry Woodruffe, 24, killed Jazmine Barnes after he fired into her mother's vehicle on 30 December.

Woodruffe, 24, is seen in a photo tweeted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas on January 8, 2019.

As the service began, Jazmine's mother told her family, "Y'all ready?"

He and Eric Black Jr, 20 - who authorities say acted as his getaway driver - have now been charged.

Authorities said Woodruffe, who was riding in a vehicle driven by Black, opened fire on December 30 and killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was in another auto with her family.

The case inflamed racial tensions after Jazmine's mother and multiple witnesses said they believed the man who killed young Jazmine was a white male.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that Jazmine's legacy will endure if the community works to ensure that it will.

Eric Black Jr., left, and Jazmine Barnes, right, are seen in photos distributed by CNN Wire.

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According to the Houston Chronicle, Bishop James Dixon of the Community of Faith Church, held a press conference with the Sheriff's Department on Sunday to address how the investigation was progressing and how to move forward. Both men were taken into custody on Saturday after police received a tip from activist Shaun King, who said one of his "confidential informants" had identified the suspects.

Woodruffe, who has previous convictions for assaulting a family member and possessing a controlled substance, was arrested last week on suspicion of drug possession and later charged with Barnes' murder, according to jail and court records. Attorneys for Woodruffe and Black could not be reached for comment.

Barnes' mother, LaPorsha Washington, and three teenagers who were riding in the auto at the time were also injured in the shooting.

Texans star DeAndre Hopkins donated his $29K check from last Saturday's game to support her family.

Jazmine, who was 7, was riding in a auto with her mother and sisters on December 30 when someone in another vehicle shot her in the head. A heap of purple and white flowers cascaded over her casket as pallbearers wheeled little Jazmine into the church sanctuary.

"I'm writing this from heaven where I dwell with God above, where there are no more tears, pain or sadness, just eternal love". They shined through moments of darkness at the funeral.

"Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night", a tearful Washington said as she read the poem.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at the funeral and called Jazmine "one of our children".

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