The Houston Sheriff Office has released a composite sketch of the man to be searched for killing seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
In a news conference on Thursday Harris County Sheriff Ed Suspect is described as a skinny white man in his 30s or 40s who wears a black hoodie with pale skin and blue eyes. What the police originally called a beard "looks more like a 5 o'clock shadow," he said.
The shooting took place early Sunday east of Houston, while Barnes, the black woman, drove in a car with her mother and three siblings. Police reported that the man in a reddish pickup truck had pulled past her car and started firing, as Ian Stewart of NPR reported. Barnes died at the scene. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was shot in the arm and Barnes, a six-year-old sister, was injured by broken glass, NPR reported.
"We will not rest until we find justice for Jazmine," Gonzalez said. He referred to a $ 100,000 reward offered by social justice activist Shaun King and lawyer Houston Lee Merritt.
The police do not yet know if the incident was racially motivated, Gonzalez said during the press conference. "The motive is almost an afterthought for us," he said. "It's a bastard now, so once I figure out who did it and where that vehicle is, we'll understand the motive a bit better."
Gonzalez asked that anyone who had information could call the suspect Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000 to help find "that coward of a murderer, that person who is not on our street have to be."