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.
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.
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