Houston Police Announce Arrest in May After-School Stabbing of 11-Year-Old Student
The arrest of Andre Jackson comes less than 24 hours after police released surveillance video of a man running near the site of the stabbing
Police in Houston, Texas, claim they’ve made an arrest in the May 17 stabbing death of an 11-year-old who was walking home from school, PEOPLE confirms.
Reached by phone Saturday morning, a spokesman for Houston’s police force tells PEOPLE that Andre Jackson, who is 27, was detained and arrested for allegedly murdering Josue Flores.
Jail records indicate Jackson is being held on $100,000 bail. Court filings do not indicate whether Jackson has legal representation who could comment on his behalf.
Jackson’s arrest comes less than 24 hours after police released surveillance video showing a man running near the site of the stabbing, PEOPLE learns.
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The attack occurred at around 4:40 p.m. the afternoon of May 17 as Flores was headed home from Marshall Middle School, according to investigators.
Court files accessed by PEOPLE show Jackson has two previous convictions on his record: one from this March for criminal trespassing and another from 2015 for unlawfully carrying of a weapon.
PEOPLE was unable to ascertain information regarding the sentences Jackson received for either conviction.
The arrest is the second in the Flores case. Initially, police had charged Che Calhoun with Josue’s slaying. Days later, the charges were dismissed.