AUSTIN (KXAN) - The family of a 13-year-old who was stabbed and killed earlier this week is preparing to say goodbye Friday, on a day where rare, gloomy weather has set over the area.
A visitation for Luis Jaimes Lopez Flores happened at 10 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home on South Congress Avenue. Services are set for 2:30 p.m. at Assumption Cemetery.
Flores, a Del Valle student at Ojeda Middle School, died Tuesday night after being stabbed outside a home in the 4800 block of Cypress Bend -- near Nuckols Crossing in Southeast Austin
Meanwhile, a first-degree felony murder warrant with a $600,000 bond has been issued for the suspect, 17-year-old Roman Guadarrama Arroyo. Witnesses said he ran off following the stabbing, and police are still trying to track him down -- adding that they fear he may have gone to Mexico.
Police said Flores and a couple others were at a friend's house in the 4700 block of Nuckols Crossing when an argument began between the two. They said Flores' friends broke the argument up and left, but investigators say said Arroyo went after them and attacked Flores in the spot where he later died.
Investigators said they don't know exactly why the argument escalated to such violence.
"We do not believe this is the result of any type of gang activity or a drug deal," said APD Sgt. Scott Ehlert. "We just believe this was some kids at a residence, and an altercation ensued. And they were tracked down, and this young man was murdered."
Police said Flores lived in the area, though not at the house where he was found dead. Arroyo also reportedly lives in the neighborhood.
Austin police are now working with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to find Arroyo, who they said may have some connections to Mexico.
Anyone with information about Arroyo's whereabouts is urged to call 911.
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