Man in truck was witness, not suspect


HOUSTON — The Latest on the investigation into the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

A Texas sheriff says authorities now believe that a man in a red pickup who was being sought in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl was actually just a witness.

Authorities said Sunday that the killing of Jazmine Barnes appears to have been a case of mistaken identity, not a racially motivated attack as her family feared.

The family had described the shooter as a white man in a red pickup. Authorities say the suspects they’ve identified are both African-American.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the shooting happened very quickly while Jazmine, her mother and three sisters were at a stoplight. He says it’s likely that the red pickup truck…

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