Charged: Houston Man Coached Teen in Fatal Aggravated Robbery

HOUSTON – A man in Houston has been charged with murder after a teenager he coached to commit an aggravated robbery died during the crime, according to court documents. 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 16-year-old was found with gunshot wounds inside an elevator in an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Elgin Street around 11:35 p.m. Court documents state that Holmes coached the 16-year-old on how to rob a man, instructing the teen 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 officers were looking for a third person that fled from 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 Aug. 4. The tragic incident sheds light on the influence of adult figures on impressionable youth and the devastating consequences that can result from irresponsible guidance.

The case serves as a stark reminder of the importance of positive mentorship and guidance for young individuals, as well as the need for accountability for those who lead others astray. The devastating outcome of the aggravated robbery serves as a cautionary tale of the potential consequences of enabling or encouraging criminal behavior in young people.

In summary, a Houston man has been charged with the murder of a teenager who died during an aggravated robbery that he allegedly coached the teen to commit. The tragic incident highlights the need for positive mentorship and accountability for those who lead others astray.