Teenage Coach Charged With Murder After Botched Armed Robbery in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, Texas – An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges for allegedly coaching a 16-year-old boy in a failed armed robbery that resulted in the younger teen’s death. The defendant, Larry Holmes, is accused of instructing the victim, known as E.Q., to brandish a firearm at two individuals, court records from Harris County, Texas, show.

The incident took place on December 12, 2023, when the attempted robbery inside an elevator resulted in the death of E.Q. Bond documents reveal that the two men targeted in the robbery ended up killing the younger teen. A witness described hearing gunshots during the incident, further adding to the tragedy.

In addition to this case, Holmes is also facing charges in three separate incidents that occurred in 2023, when he was still a minor. These charges include unlawfully carrying a handgun, evading the police, and committing aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Online records confirm that Holmes is currently in custody at the Harris County Jail, with a total bond set at $350,007. As the case continues to unfold in court, authorities are working to untangle the complex web of events that led to the tragic death of the young teen.

The details surrounding Holmes’ alleged involvement in these incidents serve as a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of criminal behavior, particularly when individuals are influenced to partake in dangerous and unlawful activities. The legal process will ultimately determine the outcome of these charges, shedding light on the complexities of the specific events and the broader societal issues they represent.