A Twist in the Jazmine Barnes Case as a Suspect Is Charged With Capital Murder

The authorities have charged a suspect with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes , as an emotional case that moved the Houston community and evoked racial tensions nationwide took an unexpected turn on Sunday.

The authorities identified the suspect, Eric Black Jr., 20, and said he admitted to taking part in the Dec. 30 shooting.

Contrary to initial reports that the suspect was white , Mr. Black is black. It was a revelation that swiftly changed the narrative of a case that had drawn the attention of national civil rights activists amid speculation that the shooting was racially motivated.

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