The seven-year-old girl, her three sisters, and their mother was in the family car on the way to a grocery store when a man in a pickupbil opened fire. The girl sat in the back seat and must have died immediately when she was hit by the shots. Her sisters and mother survived the attack in which sheriff Ed Gonzales in Harris County called ”oprovocerad and completely insane”.
the Offender was described early on as a white man in the 40s. The police in Harris County, released a police sketch based on the family testimony about the offender in the hope of tips from the public.
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the tip was followed-up was identified as the man who is now arrested for murder. The police announces that they are still investigating the murder, and that further evidence may mean that more suspects are arrested.
Police in Harris County also announces that they do not currently judge that the seven-year-old girl's family was a thought out goal for the deed and that the shooter may have mistaken them with some other.
”I am thankful for our dedicated investigators, the authorities who have contributed to our inquiry, and for whistle-blowers from across the country who have contributed to help our effort to create justice,” says Ed Gonzales in a press release.
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have created great anger in the united states. Many have also wanted to support the affected family who lost their daughter. During the Saturday, over 2,500 people contributed to the fundraiser page for the family and their funeral expenses.
the Family's lawyer, Lee Merrit, and Shaun King, activist and columnist, working with civil rights issues and racial injustice, and offered, according to the New York Times a reward of 100,000 dollars for information that would lead to an arrest in the case.