Suspect arrested, charged with stabbing death of 11-year-old Houston boy

Houston Police announced Saturday that they have arrested the suspect in the May 17 fatal stabbing of 11-year-old Josue Flores.

Murder charges have been filed against Andre Timothy Jackson Jr., 27, in 263rd State District Court. Jackson was arrested at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday at 2407 N. Main St. in Houston without incident.

Investigators say Jackson is the male seen in a surveillance video released by the Houston Police Department Thursday.

A release from the HPD Thursday said: “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.”