HOUSTON, TX - Texans' player Deandre Hopkins announced that he would dedicate his playoff check this week to help Jazmine Barnes' family with the funeral costs. Hopkins tweeted that the picture of Jazmine touched his heart, and he vowed to help in any way possible, "When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter. I'm pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support Shaun King," tweeted Hopkins.
Jazmine's tragic murder occurred on Sunday on the East Sam Houston Parkway feeder in northeast Harris County. Jazmine's mom, LaPorsha Washington says she was driving with her four daughters when a white man in a red pickup truck opened fire on their car, shooting her in the arm and killing Jazmine.
Celebrities and community activists like Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union have been vocal on social media. Union tweeted, "Find him! This evil monster must be stopped!"
Rapper Bun B also sent out a message, tweeting "Justice for Jazmine! Because no child of any color, race or religion anywhere should ever have to die like this. Ever!"
Jazmine's father Chris Cevilla talked to Isiah Carey about this tragedy, along with activist Deric Muhammad, attorney Lee Merritt, and Kisshima Williams, the mother of Avonta Williams.
The community rally for Jazmine Barnes will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 2019 at noon at the Walmart Parking Lot, 5655 Sam Houston Parkway in Houston. The funeral ceremony and balloon release in remembrance of Jazmine's life will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, at Green House International Church located at 200 West Greens Road in Houston. The viewing will be held at 10 a.m. and the funeral will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday.
When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter. I'm pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support @shaunking @SherriffED_HCSO @SylvesterTurner in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine pic.twitter.com/oCRYSgfGO9— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) January 3, 2019