DeAndre Hopkins Donating Playoff Paycheck To Family Of Slain 7-Year Old

DeAndre Hopkins Donating Playoff Paycheck To Family Of Slain 7-Year Old

They said driver of the pickup pulled alongside the family's vehicle in a Walmart parking lot on the eastern outskirts of Houston and fired inside. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also struck in the attack, but she survived.

The clock is ticking on the manhunt to find that person, who fired a gun into the auto, striking Barnes in the head and killing her.

Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez has said authorities are "not going to rest" until they find Jazmine's killer.

Hopkins said he will dedicate Saturday's game to Barnes as the Texans and Colts face off in their wild-card game with kickoff set for 4:35 p.m. ET.

The case has gained prominence across the U.S., and celebrities have joined the appeal to find Jazmine's killer using the hashtag #JusticeForJazmine. "They were simply just driving along the service road when this happen to them". Houston Texans' wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal have both reportedly offered to donate to the child's funeral, which is planned for Tuesday.

"If A'vonta Williams' shooter had been found, would Jazmine Barnes still be alive?" activist Deric Muhammad asked.

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"It was not fair", Washington, 30, told ABC13. King announced that a rally is scheduled for Saturday at the spot where Jazmine was killed. A good Samaritan stopped and called 911, Washington said.

Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston. Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King has actively pressed Twitter users to help identify the shooter, teaming up with Merritt to fundraise for a $100,000 reward.

"Get help. Please, get help", she said she told her two teenage daughters, who jumped out and tried to flag down drivers on the freeway. She said she didn't have tinted windows, and the gunman could see "a black mother with four lovely children, girls, in this vehicle".

Merritt, who had been working with Jazmine's family, said while there is no confirmation the shooting was racially motivated, "we do believe it was racially motivated in part because our nation at this moment is a highly racially charged society".

Washington's hand was in a sling as she sat in her home Thursday. She liked the color purple and dressing up in her mother's clothes. Union tweeted, "Find him!"

Cevilla, told reporters his daughter was a "loving, caring" young girl, and launched a gofundme for expenses related to her death, which as of Thursday afternoon had raised more than $40,000. She said he must have known there was a woman and three children inside.