Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King Implies Innocent Man Committed Murder

The casket of Jazmine Barnes 7 is carried into Houston's Community of Faith Church on Tuesday

Despite the sad occasion, there was still a glimmer of hope for justice as the Harris County Sherriff's Office charged Larry D. Woodruffe, 24, with capital murder for the deadly shooting, according to the Associated Press. "King wrote Sunday on Instagram that he received the tip on January 3 that a 20-year-old black man named Eric Black Jr. and another man had shot Barnes".

Jazmine was shot the morning of December 30 as she sat in the back seat of her mother's vehicle during a trip to Joe V's Smart Shop.

Jazmine and her three sisters were still in their pajamas as the family drove to a store for breakfast supplies.

Though initial reports, civil rights leaders, and racial activists framed the murder as a racially-motivated hate crime, the suspect, like young Jazmine, is black.

Woodruffe and Black are not believed to have meant to target Jazmine Barnes and her family and may have thought they were shooting at someone else, the Harris County Sheriff's Office has said.

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Other speakers included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, whose office is investigating the shooting and who told the crowd, "I look forward to the day where I can truly say rest in peace to Jazmine".

Black and Woodruffe are both being held in the Harris County jail without bail. They were fired upon and Barnes was fatally hit; her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was injured.

Prosecutors say they found a 9mm handgun, believed to be the murder weapon, when they searched Black's home. The sheriff's office said they identified Woodruffe and Black as suspects based on a tip from social activist and writer Shaun King that was corroborated by their investigation.

Jazmine was struck in the head by a bullet and died at the scene.

Court records show Woodruffe has a long criminal record, including arrests for assault on a family member, drug possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Hundreds gathered Saturday to honor Jazmine outside a Walmart near where she was killed. "But it is big and it is a celebration and I just want to thank everybody".

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

A GoFundMe account set up to help cover funeral costs has raised more than $82,000 from almost 3,000 donors.

Shaquille O'Neal and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles are covering the costs of her funeral. Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins has said he'll donate his playoff game check to the family.

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