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Second man charged in Texas over drive-by killing of girl, seven

Initially the family had thought the incident was racially motivated.

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The coffine of Jazmine Barnes is removed from the funeral hearse (Marie De Jesus/AP)

The coffine of Jazmine Barnes is removed from the funeral hearse (Marie De Jesus/AP)

The coffine of Jazmine Barnes is removed from the funeral hearse (Marie De Jesus/AP)

A second black man has been charged in the fatal Texas drive-by shooting of a seven-year-old black girl, whose death her family had initially believed was racially motivated.

The Harris County Sherriff’s Office said 24-year-old Larry D. Woodruffe was charged on Tuesday with capital murder in the December 30 death of Jazmine Barnes in Houston.

Woodruffe was charged as Jazmine’s funeral took place.

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Larry D. Woodruffe (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

Larry D. Woodruffe (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

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Larry D. Woodruffe (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

Woodruffe and Eric Black Jr were both taken into custody on Saturday.

While Black was charged on Sunday, authorities did not charge Woodruffe until additional evidence had been collected.

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Eric Black Jr (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

Eric Black Jr (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

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Eric Black Jr (Harris County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

Authorities say Woodruffe and Black mistakenly thought they were attacking people they had previously fought at a club when they fired at the car with Jazmine and her family.

Jazmine’s family had identified a white man as the gunman.

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