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Race now deemed not a factor after arrest in killing of a 7-year-old Houston girl

HOUSTON - Rewriting the narrative of the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl, authorities in Houston said Sunday that they had arrested an African-American man and that their original description of the suspect as white with blue eyes had been wrong.

That description had led activists to conclude that racial hatred was the motive in the Dec. 30 killing of Jazmine Barnes, who was riding in her family's car near a Walmart when somebody opened fire on it. Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, was shot in the shoulder.

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