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Flores, Alfonso Loredo, 1951-1971



Alfonso Loredo Flores was getting his hair cut at Ramos Hair Styling Center at the corner of US Highway 281 and Bell Street, on February 6, 1971, when local Mexicans started protesting in front of the Clark Street police station. The protesters were angry about police targetting and mistreatment that the community had received at the hands of the police. Violence errupted, with many injured and arrested. Mr. Flores stepped out of the barbershop to see what was happening and was shot and killed by deputy sheriff Robert C. Johnson. Johnson was indicted on a charge of negligent homicide and found not guilty.

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Alfonso Loredo Flores Collection

 Collection — 181, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0181
Scope and Contents This digital collection consists of two photographs, an oral history with Lidia Flores, widow of Alfonso Loredo Flores, and legal documents pertaining to the murder of Alfonso Loredo Flores, a 20-year-old bystander and a victim of the 1971 Pharr Riots. Flores was stepping out of Ramos' Hair Styling Center located on the corner of Bell Ave. and Cage Blvd. when he was allegedly shot in the head by Deputy Sheriff Robert C. Johnson. Robert C. Johnson's indictment and arrest took place...
Dates: 1971-02-06 - 1973-02-08