New leads pour in after sketch, surveillance video released in 7-year-old's death

HOUSTON – The search for 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes' killer continued Friday.

Investigators revisited the crime scene and spoke to neighbors about what they may have seen or heard the morning Jazmine was shot to death.

A composite sketch of the suspected gunman was released Thursday. Jazmine's sisters and her mother were consulted for the sketch.

Investigators believe the man in the sketch shot at the vehicle Jazmine’s mother, Laporsha Washington, was driving on the morning of Dec. 30, 2018.

All four of her daughters were with her when a man in a red truck fired into the driver's side window, according to authorities.

Jazmine was shot in the head about 7 a.m. Sunday as her family’s vehicle was traveling on the Beltway 8 feeder road at Wallisville Road.

A surveillance photo shows the truck used in the shooting death of Jazmine Barnes alongside a police sketch of the suspect.

The investigation has reached its fifth day. Authorities have been working with activist Shaun King, and both have steadily been releasing more information as they sort through tips.


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