The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Houston (all times local):

9 a.m.

A man arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Houston.

Prosecutors have charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes, who was killed while in a car with her mother and sisters on Dec. 30.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced the charge Sunday. Gonzalez said a second suspect has been identified, but he declined to say if the person was in custody. He says both suspects are black.

Gonzalez says the killing was a case of mistaken identity and not a hate crime, as had been asserted by some people in the community. Jazmine was black, and authorities initially said the suspected shooter was a white man.

Black is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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12 a.m.

Activists are praising Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced Sunday that prosecutors had charged 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes on Dec. 30.

Gonzalez says the killing was not a hate crime, as asserted by some in the community, but a case of mistaken identity.

He says a second suspect has been identified, also black, but declined to say if the person is in custody.

The tip came from a New York-based social activist and writer who had helped raise money for a reward leading to information in the case.

This undated image provided the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Black Jr. Prosecutors said Sunday, Jan. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This undated image provided the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Eric Black Jr. Prosecutors said Sunday, Jan. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, in Houston. (Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, in Houston. (Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
People attend a community rally for seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
People attend a community rally for seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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