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Police Seek New Leads As Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Stabbing Boy

Josue Flores was walking home from school Tuesday in the 1900 block of Fulton Street when he was randomly attacked, police said.

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Investigators are searching for new leads as murder charges were dropped against a man accused of stabbing an 11-year-old boy in North Houston, the Houston Police Department announced Friday. 

Houston Police Department investigators say they confirmed Che Calhoun’s alibi that he was in Pearland when the crime was committed.

Josue Flores was walking home from school Tuesday in the 1900 block of Fulton Street when he was randomly attacked, police said. 

Investigators said Josue was southbound on the sidewalk at about 4:45 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown male walking northbound on the same sidewalk.

Witnesses told police that they heard loud screaming and saw Josue struggling with the person before collapsing in the grass.  The person then fled on foot northbound on Fulton Street. 

HPD interim chief Martha Montalvo said investigators are working around the clock to solve the case.

“We’re putting additional resources out there. We’re working with the Constable’s office, Metro and as many other resources, HISD Police, as we can to increase our visibility, but we have to have the help of the community in terms of solving this crime,” she said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. There is a $5,000 reward.

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