Houston Police Make Second Arrest In Jazmine Barnes Murder
While Houston residents held a memorial service in remembrance of 7 year old Jazmine Barnes who was fatally shot while in a car with her family during an attack that investigators say appears to be a case of mistaken identity, Harris County Sheriffs made a second arrest in their investigation of her tragic murder.
According to KWTX News 10, 24 year old Larry D. Woodruffe was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the Dec. 30 murder of Barnes. Police apprehended Woodruffe on Saturday on unrelated charges but officially charged him with capital murder on Tuesday after more more evidence had been collected.
Police already arrested and charged 20 year Eric Black Jr. with capital murder and he remains in custody. Harris County officials say Woodruffe and Black mistakenly thought they were attacking people they'd previously fought at a club when they fired at the car with Jazmine and her family. Jazmine's family had mistakenly identified a white man as the shooter which lead to concerns of the crime being racially motivated, but several tips lead police in the direction of Black and Woodruffe.