We are wondering why an arrest has not been made. A last month, the scene, Houston Texas, a bad-ass duo participated in a drive-by shooting – killing a seven year old girl. A tragedy indeed. One of the perpetrators was picked up shortly after, the other picked up today.
Jazmine Barnes was in a car with her mother and her three sisters as they were leaving a Walmart parking lot in Houston late last month. They were fired upon and Barnes was fatally hit; her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was injured.
However, last week the description of the shooters was not the same as the ones picked up by police.
Washington told FOX26 she was praying for her daughter’s killer to be arrested.
“I’m praying that the phone rings right now as you’re in here filming us. That’s how much I want him caught, like any second,” the grieving mother said.
Police released a sketch of a possible suspect last week and described the individual as a bearded white man.
Although witness descriptions of a white man in his forties at the scene prompted hate crime speculation and led civil rights activist Shaun King to offer a substantial reward for the killer or killers.
Prior to the arrests, Barnes family lawyer Lee Merritt said, “We do believe that it [the murder] was racially motivated in part because our nation at this moment is highly racially charged.”
Community activist Deric Muhammad linked Jazmine’s murder with another murder of two African-Americans in Houston on Aug. 30, 2017.
“It’s apparent black people are under attack in this particular part of the city,” Muhammad said.
However, as it turned out, the two charged with the killing were not white. But the initial descriptions described the shooter as a white man. The questions arise though, were these witnesses trying to start another “smash and bash” riot? And secondly, why haven’t those who provided this false information to the police been arrested. Because they too committed a heinous crime.