Josue Flores case: Timeline of events

HOUSTON – Here is a timeline of events in the Josue Flores murder investigation, as reported by KPRC. 

May 17, 2016

Josue Flores was walking home from Marshall Middle School when he was stabbed 20 times in the 1900 block of Fulton.

May 18, 2016

Che Calhoun identified by Houston police as a murder suspect in the case. He was later cleared and dismissed from custody.

May 20, 2016

Che Calhoun makes first court appearance.

Che Calhoun dismissed from custody after his alibi was confirmed. Police confirm Calhoun was in Pearland at the time Josue was killed via surveillance camera footage.

Josue's classmates honored him by wearing white, and a vigil was held at his school.

May 24, 2016

Surveillance video released of Josue Flores walking home on the day he was killed.

May 25, 2016

Knife found several blocks away from scene where Josue Flores was murdered. Woman found the knife while walking near North Main and Henry.

May 27, 2016

Crime Stoppers reward increased to $20,000.

June 1, 2016

Crime Stoppers reward increased to $45,000.

June 3, 2016

Andre Jackson, a former Marine, was arrested in Josue Flores’ death. Bail was set at $100,000.

June 5, 2016

Family of Josue Flores hold a silent march through neighborhood where Josue was killed.

June 6, 2016

Andre Jackson makes his first court appearance.

May 17, 2017

One-year anniversary vigil held for Josue Flores. Andre Jackson remained behind bars in the case. The Josue Flores Bill, SB 195, which would provide transportation funding to students living in high crime areas, passed the Senate and is being considered by the Texas House Education Committee. If passed, it would benefit 80 percent of Marshall Middle School students.

July 18, 2017

Charges dropped against Andre Jackson, second man arrested in Josue Flores case. Prosecutors say he is still a suspect in the case. Prosecutors have not named any other suspects in the case as of this writing.


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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.