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Luis Alfonzo Alfaro: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Luis Alonzo Alfaro, 17, is the teen charged with the murder of Joshua Broussard, also 17, in the cafeteria of Spring High School in Houston, Texas on September 5, reports ABC 13.

Here’s what you need to know…


1. Alvaro ‘Swung the Knife Multiple Times’ Toward Joshua Broussard

Alfaro is reported to have given a “voluntary statement” to detectives. In the court documents, Alfaro got involved in a confrontation with Broussard in the school’s cafeteria just after the first bell. Two other students are reported to have gotten involved when Alfaro pulled out a pocket knife. The documents state he: “swung the knife multiple times in a back and forth motion.”

Broussard died of multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.

Joshua Broussard


2. The Attack Has Been Confirmed as Being Gang Related

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.

(ABC 13)

Without elaboration, The Houston Chronicle reports that the fight was gang-related. Today some news sources are saying that it was a fight between Latino and African American students. Yesterday, Pastor E.A. Dickard told The Houston Chronicle:

This was not gang violence, but simply a misunderstanding between two people.

Though we have found unconfirmed reports from the area that the root cause of the attack was due to a feud between the Brown Pride gang, a Mexican-American street gang and another gang known as The Cool Rock Nation.

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.


3. He Will Be Tried as an Adult

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.

Alvaro in Court (ABC 13)

Alfaro is being held in a county lock-up. His bail has been set at $150,000. The teenager has requested a court appointed attorney. At 17 Alfaro is old enough to be tried as an adult in Texas.

Luis Alonzo Alfaro Charged, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Joshua Broussard Murder, Luis Alonzo Alfaro Spring High School Stabbing.

The bloodied pants of one of Joshua Broussard’s friends who tried save his friend’s life. (Twitter)


4. Alvaro Lives a Few Blocks From the School

Court documents indicated that Alfaro is a native of Texas and lives just a few blocks away from Spring High School in quiet suburban street called Lexington Drive.


5. A Vigil Has Been Held in Spring For the Victims

The stabbing has shocked the community in Spring, Texas where last night a vigil was held for Joshua Broussard. Rev. Mark Estep told The Houston Chronicle:

We’re a diverse community and we came here to pray for our community. We are not going to heal overnight. Spring is a family. We know each other and we care about each other.

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