$100,000 offered to find Jazmine Barnes' killer

Jazmine Barnes and an image of the red truck from which the shots were fired. - Photos: Harris...
Jazmine Barnes and an image of the red truck from which the shots were fired. - Photos: Harris County Sheriff's Office(KNOE)
Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 2:04 PM CST
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$100,000 is now being offered for information leading to the capture of a child killer in Houston, Texas. The reward is being offered by a civil rights activist Shaun King and attorney S. Lee Merritt. The source of the reward money is their private funds combined with donations from others, according to Merritt.

7-year-old Jazmine Barnes was killed when a gunman opened fire on her mom's car.

"This is a dangerous individual that is willing to shoot into a vehicle that is occupied by a number of women," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas.

Right now, the clock is ticking on the manhunt for a killer that fired on the family, striking 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in the head, killing her.

Police say they're not aware of any interaction or links between the victims and the shooter.

"This could potentially be race-related," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. "To us, that's a public threat, a very serious public threat. There's no telling, this person could do it again."

Witnesses describe the shooter as a white male in his 40's with a beard and driving a 4-door red or maroon pickup truck. Police say they believe the key to catching the killer might be that truck.

Authorities are now pleading with the public to check their personal security cameras to help them catch a license plate number. Without a tag number, narrowing down the more than 6-million registered pickup trucks in Texas could be nearly impossible.

"Our goal is finding this individual... This coward... This shooter and finding this vehicle," the sheriff said.

Meanwhile, plans are underway for a community rally and funeral for Jazmine. You can find the information on the Facebook post below.

‪Will not rest until we find justice for Jazmine. No family should go through this. Our Harris County Sheriff’s Office...

Posted by Ed Gonzalez on Thursday, January 3, 2019

NFL player Deandre Hopkins has pledged his playoff game check to Jazmine's family to help cover expenses. Hopkins is a wide receiver with the Houston Texans.