Texas Officials Continue Search For Driver Who Fired Into Car, Killing 7-Year-Old


COAST AS A RAINMAKER THERE AS WELL. ANTHONY? MEGAN, THANKS. A MANHUNT IS UNDER WAY FOR THE GUNMAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN HOUSTON. JAZMINE BARNES WAS IN A CAR WITH HER MOTHER AND SIBLINGS SUNDAY MORNING WHEN AN UNKNOWN PERSON OPENED FIRE. JAZMINE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND HER MOTHER AND SISTERS WERE WOUNDED. AUTHORITIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE GUNMAN IN THIS SEEMINGLY RANDOM ATTACK. JANET SAM LEAN IS IN HOUSTON WITH MORE. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. THIS SEARCH HAS TAKEN ON NEW INTENSITY TODAY. THE ROADSIDE SLAUGHTER OF A CHILD WITHOUT APPARENT MOTIVE. THIS MORNING WE ARE HEARING FROM THE LITTLE GIRL’S MOTHER, HERSELF CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE. I WANT TO WAKE UP IN MY BED NEXT TO MY CHILD AND I CAN’T. AND I CAN’T. Reporter: LaPORSHA WASHINGTON INSTEAD WOKE UP IN A HOUSTON HOSPITAL ROOM WITH A BULLET TO HER SHOULDER AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ANOTHER ONE TOOK THE LIFE OF HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, JAZMINE BARNES. EVERYBODY INVOLVED JAZMINE. Reporter: WASHINGTON SAYS SHE WAS TAKING ALL FOUR OF HER DAUGHTERS ON A COFFEE RUN SUNDAY MORNING WHEN A.MAN IN A RED TRUCK PULLED UP ALONGSIDE THEM AND STARTED FIRING. CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING THAT TRANSPIRED? I REPLAYED THIS MOMENT IN MY HEAD OVER A MILLION TIMES. I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING. I DIDN’T MAKE A WRONG TURN, I DIDN’T GET OVER IN HIS LANE. HE FIRED OFF AT US FOR NO REASON. Reporter: SHE WAS ABLE TO DRIVE OFF, ONLY LATER WHEN STOPPING TO CALL 911 REALIZING SHE AND HER YOUNGEST DAUGHTER WERE ALSO HURT, AND THAT HER SECOND GREATER, JAZMINE, HAD SUFFERED A FATAL SHOT TO THE HEAD. HE LEFT US A CORPSE. WE NO LONGER HAVE A JOYFUL SEVEN-YEAR-OLD RUNNING AROUND. Reporter: DETECTIVES BELIEVE THE SHOOTER IS A WHITE MALE IN HIS 40s WITH A BEARD. THEY RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE RED PICKUP HE WAS DRIVING. NOW THREE DAYS AFTER WHAT APPEARS TO BE A RANDOM UNPROVOKED MURDER, THE SUSPECT IS STILL OUT ON THE STREETS. SOMETHING JAZMINE’S GRIEVING FAMILY VOWS TO CHANGE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP LOOKING. WE ARE GOING TO BRING JUSTICE TO MY BABY. Reporter: THERE IS A SENSE OF OUTRAGE IN HOUSTON RIGHT NOW OVER THIS CRIME. DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN GOING TO LOCAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES, HOPING TO FIND MORE SECURITY FOOTAGE. AS OF THIS MORNING JAZMINE’S

2 thoughts on “Texas Officials Continue Search For Driver Who Fired Into Car, Killing 7-Year-Old

  1. 40s white male with blue eyes. Try black male half his age. The whole thing was a lie. Well except for the little girl getting shot. But since the shooter was black, no one cares anymore…

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