7-year-old killed in drive-by near Houston-area Walmart identified

Saul Bowman
January 1, 2019

"My daughter was 7 years old, loving, caring, very passionate with people, very sweet, just an innocent young girl", Cevilla said.

Three other girls were in the vehicle, but it wasn't immediately clear if they also are related to the woman, who authorities say was shot in the arm. The girls and Washington survived.

Jesse Raz, a man in a red pickup truck pulled up next to a vehicle carrying a woman and four girls in a Walmart parking lot and opened fire, killing a 7-year-old girl. The suspect was described as a man, white, in his 40s, with a beard. The mother was shot in the arm and taken to Ben Taub Hospital. Another child in the auto suffered minor injuries from glass fragments.

The identity of the 7-year-old girl who was fatally shot outside of a Houston Walmart was revealed as Jazmine Barnes.

LaPorsha Washington, 30, was leaving a Walmart parking lot in Houston at around 7 a.m. with four children in her vehicle, according to Harris County's Sheriff's Office.

Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a auto carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.

As of now, the shooter is still at large according to the Harris County Police Department.

"We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice", Razo said.

Razo added that investigators planned to review surveillance videos from the entire area.

"Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you", Razo said.

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