Mayor Pleads With Public To Come Forward With Information On Death Of Josue Flores

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

Turner at the podium
Mayor Sylvester Turner appeals to the public information about the murder of 11-year old Josue Flores.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is making an appeal for anyone with information about the murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores to come forward.

“I want to make a personal appeal,” Turner said in a press conference on Monday. “If you have any information of any of the person who may have committed this crime, I am personally asking for people in this city or people with that information, to make that information readily available to the police.”

Sixth-grader Josue Flores was stabbed to death while walking home from his school north of downtown Houston last Tuesday.

“I don’t want this particular crime to continue to linger, and I don’t want it to destroy communities or destroy our city,” Turner said. “I just believe that there is somebody out there that knows something about the person that committed this crime. I’m asking you to think about this family and to think about this community and to think about this city.”

Houston police dropped a murder charge against Che Calhoun after investigators were able to confirm he was in Pearland when the crime was committed.

Residents in North Houston say they’re upset the killer is still at large.

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. The reward has been increased to $15,000.


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