Does This Look Like a Black Man?
The Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Office filed capital murder charges against Eric Black Jr in the killing of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Investigators say he’s confessed. Black, 20, was identified as a suspect based on a tip, police said. “Subsequent investigation revealed evidence that corroborated the tip, and Black was taken into custody in East Harris County without incident. Black then admitted to taking part in the shooting,” a statement from the sheriff’s department read. “Investigators are continuing to pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being charged in this case.” Police did not provide a mug shot of the man they charged, but it was reported by Fox 26 and the Houston Chronicle that the suspect Eric Black Jr. is African-American. The killer was initially described as being a middle-aged white man by the family. The station also reported it has sources say the killing may have been related to gang activity. The shooting was a case of mistaken identity, the HCSO says. Source