HOUSTON (FOX 26)
A camera may have captured images of the man who killed 11-year-old Josue Flores. Houston Police Department investigators want you to view video of a man wanted in connection with the murder. The boy was attacked and stabbed to death as he walked home from school. The man is seen running minutes after the middle school student was murdered.
“Someone out there in the community knows who this person is,” says HPD Sergeant Tommy Ruland.
Witnesses watched helplessly as a man repeatedly stabbed the child on May 17. Detectives say the man in the video matches the description of the attacker provided by eyewitnesses. The man in the video is wearing a unique jacket with letters on the hood. The first part of the word is obstructed but LYMEN can be seen clearly.
“Look at this man's face," adds Sgt. Ruland. "Look at his dress and by dress I mean his attire, the jacket with the distinctive lettering. I strongly believe someone in the community is going to know who this man is.”
Police say the man in the video, who appears to be between 25 to 30 years old, was seen running four minutes after in the north Houston area after Flores was stabbed to death on Fulton Street. Houston police are referring to this man a person of interest.
“I encourage people in the community that perhaps might review their own video and if they see this individual on their video please contact us,” says Sgt. Ruland. “Someone out there in the community knows who this person is.”
Flores was walking home from Marshall Middle School when he was attacked at around 4:40 p.m. on May 17. Witnesses say a man approached the boy and repeatedly stabbed him. The man is described as standing at a height of 6-feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. In the video, he wore black pants and a green jacket with lettering on the back.
Investigators encourage anyone with information on the person of interest in the video to contact the HPD Homicide Division by phone at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477 (TIPS). Rewards of up to $45,000 are available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of and charges against someone in this case.