Authorities need the public’s assistance in east Harris County, Texas. They’re asking locals to to review their security camera videos in connection with thee death of a 7-year-old little girl, shot on Sunday morning.
A gunman who and killed 7-year-old Jasmine Barnes in a Houston Walmart parking lot on early Sunday morning remains at large. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking for residents and business owners in the surrounding areas and Wallisville Road and E. Sam Houston Parkway to check security footage for a 4-door red pickup truck, said to be the vehicle the suspect fled in.
“Investigators ask all residents in the Wallisville Rd/E. Sam Houston Pwky area to review security video from the morning of 12/30. Looking for a red 4-door pickup involved in the fatal shooting of Jazmine Barnes, age 7. Call 713-274-9100 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS #hounews”
Investigators ask all residents in the Wallisville Rd/E. Sam Houston Pwky area to review security video from the morning of 12/30. Looking for a red 4-door pickup involved in the fatal shooting of Jazmine Barnes, age 7. Call 713-274-9100 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS #hounews
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 31, 2018
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the incident happened at around 7 a.m. at the Houston Walmart off of the 15400 block of Wallisville, as Washington was pulling out of the store parking lot with her children. According to authorities, the suspect, described as a white male in his 40s with a beard, pulled up next to the car with five females inside, including four minor girls and Washington, and began shooting.
Washington and her children made an early morning stop at the store on Sunday, while family members were in town for the holidays.
The suspect drove away in a red truck with no license plate. Police said he was wearing a red hoodie during the attack.
“We’re going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice,” Major Jesse Razo said while at the scene. “And I urge you, whoever did this, you know who you are. Please turn yourself in now – because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you.”
Jazmine was a 2nd grade student at Monahan Elementary School, according to KHOU. The school is less than two miles from there area where the little girl died.
HEARTBREAK CONTINUES::: @SheldonISD says Jazmine Barnes was a 2nd grader at #MonahanElementary. It’s only a few miles from where she died after a Sunday morning drive-by. Counselors, parents will comfort her classmates. @HCSOTexas will update us on investigation today. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/D429ZNz1vX
— Melissa Correa (@KHOUmelissa) December 31, 2018
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
The story is developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Jazmine Brown/Handout]