HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The U.S. Marshals have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old boy. Josue Flores was killed as he was walking home from school in north Houston
Josue was a sixth-grader at Marshal Middle School.
"He had a bright future. He was very obedient and he was giving. You give him $10, he would buy everyone else something before he bought himself something," mother Maria Flores said.
According to investigators, Josue was walking home from school alone at about 4:45pm, headed southbound near the 1900 block of Fulton Street near James Street when a man approached him and repeatedly stabbed him. Several witnesses say they heard loud screaming and saw a black man and Josue struggling with one another. Josue then collapsed on the grass near the sidewalk and the suspect ran off northbound on Fulton St.
Josue was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital to be treated for multiple stab wounds, but it was too late.
"It feels like a person has stabbed me in my heart," Maria Flores added.
Josue's sister, Sophia, says he loved to draw, play soccer and wanted to be a doctor when he was older.
"I always talk to him about my problems and he always talk to me about his problems," Sophia said.
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