Arrested Teen “Coached” Robbery That Led to Deadly Shooting in Third Ward Elevator

Houston, Texas — An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred in a high-rise apartment elevator in the Third Ward earlier this month. However, authorities have stated that he was not the one who fired the fatal shots.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Larry Holmes allegedly instructed a 16-year-old on how to commit armed robbery, directing him to point a gun at two individuals and rob them. On December 12, at around 11:30 p.m., the 16-year-old followed Holmes’ instructions and attempted to rob two men in the elevator at the Haven at Elgin apartments on Elgin Street. The situation escalated, resulting in the men fatally shooting the 16-year-old.

While Holmes did not pull the trigger in this incident, he has a history of previous charges, including aggravated robbery, evading arrest, and unlawfully carrying a weapon. His bond has been set at $275,000, and he has multiple prior criminal records, including a separate aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon case.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting in the high-rise apartment elevator have led to Holmes facing murder charges, despite not being the one who fired the deadly shots. The investigation into this tragic event is ongoing, and authorities continue to piece together the events that led to the 16-year-old’s death. For further updates on this developing story, interested individuals can follow Daniela Hurtado on social media for the latest information.