Houston police announced yesterday they have arrested a 52-year-old man who admitted to fatally stabbing a 14-year-old boy in a dentist's office parking lot in southwest Houston late Monday night.
The boy, Joseph Aguirre-Flores, had apparently gotten in a fight with his girlfriend when he took his mom's car and left home, as KTRK reported. Around 11 p.m., police say two men chased Aguirre-Flores and stabbed him multiple times. Witnesses said they heard screaming and looked out to find Aguirre-Flores stumbling, then saw him collapse as the men ran away. An ambulance rushed Aguirre-Flores to the hospital, where he died.
Police arrested 52-year-old Christopher Bert Taylor Wednesday, acting on a Crime Stoppers tip. Taylor has a long rap sheet dating back to 1982, including various drug possession and low-level theft convictions — but nothing violent. As of now, police say they haven't learned of any relationship between Taylor and the boy.
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The case is strikingly similar to that of Josue Flores, who was stabbed to death walking home from Marshall Middle School last month. Though police arrested 27-year-old Andre Jackson for the murder, investigators have yet to identify any motive or reason that Jackson targeted the 11-year-old.