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Police: Houston boy fatally stabbed walking home from school

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HOUSTON (AP) - (Associated Press), 2:50 p.m.

Family members of an 11-year-old Houston boy who was fatally stabbed while walking home from school say he had stayed late at his middle school to participate in a science club.

Josue Flores' 16-year-old sister, Sofia Flores, says, "He wanted to be a doctor, he wanted to help people."

Another sister, Guadalupe Flores, says her family is sad and confused.

A motive for the killing Tuesday wasn't immediately known but police say a murder warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Che Lajuan Calhoun of Houston.

Police say Josue was walking on a sidewalk near his home when a man approached and stabbed him several times in an "unprovoked attack."

Relatives say the boy wasn't carrying a phone, laptop or any other electronic devices when he was stabbed.

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Previous Story (Associated Press), 9:15 a.m.

Houston police say an 11-year-old boy was fatally stabbed while walking home from school and that officers are searching for the suspect.

Investigators say Josue Flores was walking on a sidewalk Tuesday when a man walked toward him and stabbed him several times in an "unprovoked" attack. A murder warrant has been issued for the suspect, 31-year-old Che Lajuan Calhoun.

Police provided no information Wednesday on a possible motive or relationship between Josue and Calhoun.

Witnesses reported seeing the man and the boy struggle before the child collapsed onto some grass, then the suspect ran. A bystander flagged down police.

Josue was pronounced dead at a Houston hospital.

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