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13-year-old allegedly abducted getting off bus

Posted at 2:36 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 14:36:48-04

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) - Houston police said a teenage boy was abducted from his bus stop Monday.

A Good Samaritan stopped to help the boy when she saw him running down the street with torn clothes and no shoes.

"His face was puffed up, you know," said Carmecia Carmouche, who helped teenage victim. "He had scratches, his face was ripped. He had no shoes on. He was drenched, sweating, crying."

The Houston Police Department responded to reports of the missing child Monday after Zavion Parker never showed up after school.

He was found a couple of hours later, but what he said happened to him has his family shaken up.

As he was walking home from the bus stop, Parker said a red truck pulled up and several young men grabbed him and pulled him inside, all while the adult driver cheered them on.

From there, he said he was taken to an abandoned property, not too far away, full of guns and torture items.

He was assaulted and punched and his phone, shoes and jacket were taken.

While the group was in the other room, he managed to make it out and take off as fast as he could.

That's when driver Carmouche saw him running and stopped to ask if he was fine.

She called police and eventually got him back to his mom safely, but Michelle Lee said she won't feel peace until the suspects are caught.

HPD said the driving suspect is described as a white man with a heavy build, straight reddish-orange hair and tattoos on his arm, one of which is a racial slur.

"He says the reason why they got him was because they said he was black, he deserved to die," Lee said. "Exactly his words. He said the dad had on a white muscle shirt. You could see, he said, it was right here ‘I hate Black people.' "

Carmouche and other neighbors said something indeed happened to Parker.

She said he was very detailed and clearly traumatized.

"How (do) you explain how he looked?" Carmouche said. "How (do) you explain the text messages? The mom got the text messages. I read them. ‘We gonna hang him. You gonna find him in the morning. You gonna see him', all that kind of stuff, like come on, I saw it. I know it's real."

Out of the six suspects, five are described as teen boys with reddish hair.

The adult driver was a man with a heavy build and tattoos on his arms.

He was driving a red truck with flames on the side.

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