By: Associated Press
January 6, 2019
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities in Texas have filed charges against a suspect in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. was charged early Sunday with capital murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of Jazmine Barnes.
Police say they identified the suspect based on a tip that was corroborated by their investigation. Police say Black "admitted to taking part in the shooting" after he was taken into custody.
Investigators had said the case had "taken a new direction" shortly before the charges were announced. Investigators are also saying they have a second suspect in custody.