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Family of teen killed protecting mother at Subway asks for help catching killers

HOUSTON – Community activists and the family of a slain teen gathered at the site of a deadly shooting to announce the addition of $2,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for killing Javier Flores.

The additional reward is being offered on top of the $40,000 that is already being offered.

Flores, a Chavez High School junior, was shot to death while working alongside his mother, Hilda Vasquez, at a Subway at 3393 Broadway on Feb. 22.

Police said two men entered the store and put a gun to Flores' mother's head. When Flores attempted to get between the gun and his mother, police said he was shot in the neck.

"Whoever did this just turn yourself in. You're not supposed to be hurting people, especially my son that was just working," Vaszquez said.

Quanell X said he believes there are people in the community who have information about the crime, and he is asking them to come forward.

He made a direct plea for the suspect who did not pull the trigger.

"Come forward and tell us the truth of who you are and what happened. Do it now because if they catch you and you don't tell the truth, you're charged with (the) same crime. Life without parole or death penalty," Quanell X said.

[WATCH: Quanell X holds press conference in front of Subway]

 

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