Detectives release the sketch of Jasmine Barnes’s suspected killer

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HOUSTON, Texas — The attention of the nation now falls on Harris County as deputies seek justice for a 7-year-old girl who was gunned down Sunday while in the car with her mother and three sisters.

A suspect sketch and clearer video of his truck were released Thursday in the hunt for Jazmine Barnes’ killer.

During a meeting with media on Thursday, Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, provided a new description of the suspect.

She said he was a white man with blue eyes, wearing a black hoodie and looked “sick” and skinny. Washington said the man did not have on glasses and did not have a beard, which was previously reported.

She also said a red truck was on the passenger’s side of her vehicle before the shooting. Washington said the driver of the pickup truck went behind her vehicle before switching lanes and getting on the driver’s side.

The suspect then reportedly started firing shots on the driver’s side of the vehicle, where Washington was in the driver’s seat and Jazmine was sitting directly behind her.

Jazmine’s 15-year-old sister, Alexis Dilbert, was able to see the suspect’s face.

“You know when you’re driving and you look in someone’s car and you make eye contact? It was like that,” said Dilbert.

The search for Jazmine’s killer and the effort to bring him to justice has gained recognition nationwide with celebrities including Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Ava DuVernay, Bun B and Trae Tha Truth calling on people to help solve her murder.


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Written by Abelina Tavera