2nd suspect charged in Houston girl's death

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

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

The seven-year-old who was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting will be laid to rest on Tuesday by her family in Texas, who are in no doubt devastated by this heartbreaking, unexpected loss. They were fired upon and Barnes was fatally hit; her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was injured. Black was charged with murder on Monday. A second suspect, Larry Woodruffe, has been identified by Harris County prosecutors.

News of the charges against Woodruffe came the same day that hundreds of mourners gathered for Jazmine's funeral at The Community of Faith Church in North Houston.

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

Investigators said Jazmine was shot in the head December 30 when someone opened fire into her family's vehicle.

A sketch drawn up by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, which greatly resembles Cantrell, a white man with blue eyes, was released and then widely circulated by the prominent Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, last week. Based on a tip provided by King, the police apprehended Eric Black and Larry Woodruffe and charged them with the murder.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he believes the family's initial description was honest and the man in the red truck was likely a bystander who left the scene of the shooting.

While Black was charged on Sunday with capital murder, Woodruffe was held in the county jail on a drug charge while the sheriff's office prepared a capital murder charge against him.

Woodruffe, 24, will be in court Wednesday morning for the drug case and will have a preliminary hearing in the murder case on Thursday morning, according to online records. Police found six other purses in his auto, and he was charged with three felony counts of robbery, fraudulent possession of ID, and evading arrest. In one case, he pleaded guilty in 2017 to trying to choke a woman he was dating.

The church planned to livestream the funeral. The Sheldon Independent School District -- where Jazmine was a student at Monahan Elementary - has urged attendees to wear purple, in Jazmine's memory. Jazmine and her mom and sisters are African-American.

"I'm writing this from heaven where I dwell with God above, where there are no more tears, pain or sadness, just eternal love".

As I pointed out yesterday, it turns out the man pictured, who has not been identified yet, was apparently just a witness who fled the scene in his truck when he heard the shots.

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