Family makes public plea for answers in Subway fatal robbery

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Subway sandwich shop where a mother and son used to serve customers and laugh together, is now a place of immense pain for Hilda Vasquez.

"I can't even go inside the store no more," Vasquez said, her eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses with tears streaming down her face.

Despite the pain, the grieving mother, father Carlos Vasquez, family, and friends gathered once more in front of the Subway where Javier Flores was brutally shot and killed.

"I want justice for my son," said Carlos Vasquez.

This time, community activist Quanell X called the gathering.

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He wanted to speak out, specifically to the men seen on surveillance video robbing a different Subway shortly after the Flores murder.

"So to you, the non-shooter, you should come forward and tell us the truth about the shooter, because you still have room for some type of leniency," said Quanell X.

He also implored who he believed may be the getaway driver to come forward.

The community activist said a few weeks ago, he got a call from someone who gave him a promising lead on the possible suspects.

That person never called back, and that was part of the reason he put together a news conference.

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There is currently a $40,000 reward for capture of the suspects. Houston police said the reward has led to a lot of leads and tips.

Though no arrests have been made yet, investigators remain optimistic.

"The amount of information we got is a lot," said HPD investigator Dustin Crowder.

"As we get through these tips, we clear this out or another one out. I'm confident the one that remains will be our suspect," said Crowder.

Vasquez said she is ready to help identify the suspects, if a photo line-up is presented to her.

"I close my eyes and I see the person who shot my son. I have a visual there and that's never going to be erased."

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