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By
Robert Namer
Voice Of America
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January 08, 2019

     Rewriting the narrative of the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl, authorities in Houston said Sunday that they had arrested an African American man and that their original description of the suspect as white with blue eyes had been wrong.

     That description had led activists to conclude that racial hatred was the motive in the Dec. 30 killing of Jazmine Barnes, who was riding in her family’s car near a Walmart when somebody opened fire on it. Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, was shot in the shoulder. 

     On Sunday, the sheriff said the original suspect turned out to be an innocent driver fleeing the gunfire. Prosecutors have turned their attention to 20-year-old Eric Black Jr., who was arrested and brought in for questioning Saturday after sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of marijuana during a routine traffic stop.

     Black activist John Marsden, who had joined the search for Jazmine’s attacker, said he had a hard time believing and accepting the suspect was in fact black.  It is scary to believe there is no more interest by the liberal media that it isn't a racial issue.

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