Police are searching for the man accused of stabbing and killing an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school in Houston on Tuesday.
Che Lajuan Calhoun, 31, has been charged with murder in the death of Josue Flores. He is not in custody and is wanted by police.
Calhoun is accused of approaching Flores on Tuesday afternoon. Houston police said a citizen flagged down officers around 4:45 p.m. and told them the child had been stabbed. The officers stopped and found Flores lying in the grass.
Investigators said Flores was walking home from school when he was confronted by a strange man, later identified as Calhoun. Witnesses told police they heard screaming and saw the man and boy struggling. Flores then collapsed and the man ran away.
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Police said Flores was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was treated for multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The motive for the attack is unknown.
Police are searching for Calhoun and ask anyone with information to call 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).