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Texans star DeAndre Hopkins to donate entire playoff bonus check to Jazmine Barnes’s family

‘When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter’: Texans star DeAndre Hopkins to donate entire playoff bonus check to the family of girl, 7, shot dead as she sat in a car next to her mom and sisters

  • Houston Texas wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will donate his entire NFL Wild Card round bonus to the family of Jazmine Barnes
  • Authorities in Texas continue to investigate what prompted a weekend shooting that killed Barnes after activists claimed the incident was racially motivated
  • Barnes was killed around 7am on Sunday in a car alongside her mother and three sisters as they exited the Walmart on Wallisville Road in northeast Houston
  • Authorities are searching for a white, bearded man who was driving a red, four-door pickup captured on surveillance video shortly before the shooting
  • The Texans play the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-car game on Saturday
  • Typically an NFL Wild Card round bonus check is worth around $20,000

Houston Texas wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will donate his entire NFL Wild Card round bonus to the family of Jazmine Barnes, a seven-year-old girl who was shot to death over the weekend in Texas.

‘When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter,’ Hopkins wrote on Twitter. ‘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.’

The Texans play the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-car game on Saturday. Typically an NFL Wild Card round bonus check is worth around $20,000.  

Hopkins’ father died in a traffic accident when he was an infant and he was raised by his mother, Sabrina Greenlee, with whom he is very close. He also has a five-year-old daughter, who is often seen around the Texans. Last season Hopkins was seen giving his daughter the football after scoring a touchdown. 

Authorities in Texas continue to investigate what prompted a weekend shooting that killed Barnes after activists on Wednesday claimed the incident was racially motivated.

Barnes was killed around 7am on Sunday in a car alongside her mother LaPorsha Washington and three sisters as they exited the Walmart on Wallisville Road in northeast Houston.

The Texans star tweeted that he sees his own daughter's face when he looks at pictures of Jazmine

Hopkins (far right) will donate his entire NFL Wild Card round bonus to the family of Jazmine Barnes, a seven-year-old girl who was shot to death over the weekend in Texas. The Texans star tweeted that he sees his own daughter’s face when he looks at pictures of Jazmine 

Hopkins' father died in a traffic accident when he was an infant and he was raised by his mother, Sabrina Greenlee, with whom he is very close. He also has a young daughter, who is often seen around the Texans. Last season Hopkins was seen giving his daughter the football after scoring a touchdown

Hopkins’ father died in a traffic accident when he was an infant and he was raised by his mother, Sabrina Greenlee, with whom he is very close. He also has a young daughter, who is often seen around the Texans. Last season Hopkins was seen giving his daughter the football after scoring a touchdown

‘We will not rest until we solve this case,’ Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters on Wednesday.

‘It’s not easy. We need help, but I’m confident we’re heading in the right direction.’

Gonzalez said during a news conference that the investigation into the death Sunday of Jazmine Barnes is focused on collecting evidence and developing leads.

A determination on motive will come later.

‘We’re not tone deaf to some of the concerns in our community where this could be potentially race related,’ Gonzalez said, explaining that road rage could be another consideration.

But he added that he doesn’t want speculation on a possible motive to limit the scope of an investigation that has one primary aim: finding the shooter.

The sheriff added that investigators are ‘not ruling anything out.’

Authorities are searching for a white, bearded man who was driving a red, four-door pickup captured on surveillance video shortly before the shooting in the eastern outskirts of Houston.

Jazmine died at the scene and her mother, LaPorsha Washington, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. 

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) gives his daughter the football for his touchdown in the first quarter of the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans on October 1, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) gives his daughter the football for his touchdown in the first quarter of the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans on October 1, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

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