SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THE DEATH OF LITTLE JOSUE FLORES!

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of 11-year-old Josue Flores at 1900 Fulton about 4:40 p.m. on May 17.

The suspect, Andre Timothy Jackson, Jr. (b/m, 27), is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court.  He was arrested about 1:30 p.m. on Friday (June 3) at 2407 North Main without incident. 

Investigators say Jackson is the male seen in a surveillance video released by HPD on Thursday (June 2).  The surveillance video is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGj1WxGrT7k

A photo of suspect Jackson and surveillance photos of the male are attached to this news release.

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.

Further investigation led to the identity of Jackson as the suspect in this case and he was apprehended on Friday afternoon.  Jackson has provided a statement to investigators, but details will not be provided at this time.