Surveillance video and photos of a person of interest in the stabbing death of 11-year old Jose Flores May 17 were released to the public by Houston Police Department homicide investigators Thursday. Flores’ stabbing happened at approximately 4:40 p.m. May 17 at 1900 Fulton in Houston.
The individual was described in the press release as a black male, 25-30-years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 180-200 lbs. He was wearing a shirt, black pants and a green jacket. Surveillance video shows him with a mustache and possible goatee, with partial letters on his jacket of LYMEN. The video from the HPD is posted below.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant N. Ruland and Officers J. Saldana and T. Fay reported:
“Officers in the area of Fulton and James Street were flagged down by a citizen in regards to a male child who had been stabbed. Officers arrived and found the boy (Josue) in the grass at the above intersection.
Josue was walking home from school southbound near the 1900 block of Fulton Street. He was on the sidewalk just west of Fulton Street coming up to James Street when he was approached by an unknown black male walking northbound on the same sidewalk. According to several witnesses, they heard loud screaming and observed the unknown black male and Josue struggling with one another. Josue then collapsed on the grass near the sidewalk and the suspect fled the scene on foot northbound on Fulton St. Josue was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital to be treated for multiple stab wounds, but was pronounced dead a short time later.”
Anyone with information on the person of interest in the video should to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Rewards totaling up to $45,000 are available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and charging of a suspect in this case.