LEESBURG, Va. - A 28-year-old Virginia man has been arrested for stabbing his father to death at their Leesburg home, police said.
Hector Anthony Flores Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder of 47-year-old Hector Anthony Flores Sr. and is being held without bond.
Police said the 28-year-old son walked into Leesburg police headquarters Sunday night and reported to them that he had stabbed his father at their home in the 1000 block of Wythe Court. Officers responded to the home and found the elder Flores suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
FOX 5 has learned the suspect moved into their house about six months ago with his father. We also learned that the younger Flores served in the military. As far as their relationship, their family said there were never signs of trouble between the two of them.
"He was a hardworking man and we are devastated,” a female family member said. “We are in pain."
The family was seen on Monday holding onto each other in tears and in agonizing pain as they learned for the first time of the death and arrest of their loved ones.
"They used to get along very good,” the family member said. “I have the feeling that alcohol had a lot to do with this tragedy."
After the stabbing occurred, neighbor Jose Castro received a knock on his door and a cry for help.
"When I opened the door, I see him on the ground,” said Jose Castro. “Blood was everywhere.”
Castro was in tears as he described his beloved neighbor as a good man who helped him out in the past. All Castro wanted to do was help in return by saving his life.
"He came for help,” said Castro. “I'm feeling bad because when I opened the door, I see him. I'm sorry."
Neighbors and Flores' family know they have a long road ahead of them as they continue to find comfort in each other in this tragedy.
Leesburg police said there was some sort of altercation that took place before the stabbing.
Flores Jr. does not appear to have a criminal history. However, his father was charged with domestic violence a few years ago, according to police. They would not go into any specific details on that case.