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Gang rivalry led to fatal stabbing at Spring High near Houston

Gang rivalry led to fatal stabbing at Spring High near Houston

POSTED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 11:44am

Gang rivalry appears to be the motive behind Wednesday morning's stabbing at Spring High School that left a teenager dead, three others injured and a 17-year-old charged with murder, authorities said Thursday.

Luis Alonzo Alfaro, who was charged in the stabbing, remains in the Harris County Jail on $150,000 bail.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday issued a news release stating the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Joshua Broussard was gang-related, but included no further information about the rivalry. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said Wednesday that detectives were investigating the possibility that the incident might have been gang-related, but he did not elaborate.

According to court documents, Alfaro told investigators he bumped into a student as he entered the school cafeteria. The two exchanged words and shoved each other. Another student shoved Alfaro and hit him in the left side of his face.

Read more from the Houston Chronicle.

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