HOUSTON, TX – A man has been charged with murder following the death of a teenager he allegedly coached to commit an aggravated robbery, court documents revealed. Larry Holmes, 18, was charged with the murder of an unidentified 16-year-old who was fatally shot in Third Ward on Dec. 12. Holmes appeared in court on Saturday and received a $275,000 bond.
The incident took place when the 16-year-old was found with gunshot wounds inside an elevator in an apartment complex on Elgin Street around 11:35 p.m. Court documents suggest that Holmes coached the teenager on how to rob a man, instructing him to point a gun at two people and rob them, which ultimately led to the teenager’s death. A second person was injured in the shooting, and authorities were in search of a third person who fled the area after the incident.
In addition to the murder charge, Holmes was also charged with a robbery with a deadly weapon that occurred on August 4. The tragic events shed light on the influence and impact of coaching individuals to commit criminal acts, resulting in irreversible consequences.
The case highlights the devastating repercussions of involving young individuals in criminal activities, leading to severe legal repercussions for those involved. Larry Holmes’ alleged coaching of the teenager to commit an aggravated robbery resulted in tragic consequences, leaving one person dead and another injured. The legal proceedings will continue as the community reflects on the sobering impact of criminal mentorship on young individuals.