Houston Teen Charged with Murder After Fatal High-Rise Apartment Elevator Shooting

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting in a Third Ward high-rise apartment building. Larry Holmes, the suspect, was not the one who actually fired the shots, according to court documents.

Authorities say that Holmes allegedly “coached” a 16-year-old on how to commit armed robbery, instructing the younger individual to point a gun at two people and rob them. The incident took place on December 12th at the Haven at Elgin apartments. Holmes’ alleged instructions led to the 16-year-old attempting to rob two men in the apartment building’s elevator, resulting in the fatal shooting of the younger suspect.

Records revealed that Holmes has a history of previous charges, including aggravated robbery, evading arrest, and unlawfully carrying a weapon, as well as a separate aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon case. His bond has been set at $275,000.

It is important to note that while Holmes was not the one who pulled the trigger, his alleged involvement in instructing the 16-year-old to commit the armed robbery resulted in tragic consequences. This case serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of influencing or coercing others to engage in criminal activities, ultimately leading to the loss of life in this instance.

As the legal process continues, more details may emerge about the events leading up to the shooting and its aftermath, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Meanwhile, Holmes remains in custody, facing charges related to his alleged involvement in the deadly robbery attempt.