Shaquille O’Neal Pays For Funeral of 7-Year-Old Shot in Houston
Former NBA Player Shaq plans to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old girl that was shot and killed last week.
According to NewsWest 9, the four-time NBA champion presented the family with a cashier's check to Jazmine Barnes' family to cover the expenses of the girl's funeral.
On December 30, 2018, Jazmine was in a car with her mother and three sisters when another vehicle opened fire on their car and one of the shots hit her in the head.
A manhunt went on for a week before 20-year-old Eric Black, Jr. was arrested and charged with capital murder on Monday.
A second person that was already in jail for drug possession is also a suspect in the shooting.
Authorities believe the act was a case of mistaken identity.
Jazmine Barnes was laid to rest today, January 8, 2019.