Coach Charged with Murder After Teen Dies During Aggravated Robbery

HOUSTON, TX – A man in Houston is facing murder charges after a teenager he coached to commit an aggravated robbery died during the crime, according to court documents. Larry Holmes, 18, has been 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 was given a $275,000 bond.

The 16-year-old victim was found with gunshot wounds inside an elevator in an apartment complex on Elgin Street late at night. Court documents revealed that Holmes had coached the teenager on how to rob a man, instructing him to point a gun at two people and rob them. This ultimately led to the tragic death of the teenager. Another person was injured in the shooting, and authorities are searching for a third person who fled the scene after the incident.

In addition to the murder charge, Holmes has also been charged with a robbery with a deadly weapon that occurred on Aug. 4. The details of this crime were not provided in the court documents, but it adds to the severity of the charges against him.

This case raises questions about the influence of older individuals on impressionable teenagers and the devastating consequences that can result from such influence. The tragedy of the teenager’s death serves as a grim reminder of the impact of criminal behavior and the importance of discouraging and preventing it.

The murder of the 16-year-old during an aggravated robbery has led to the arrest and charging of Larry Holmes, who is also facing a separate charge for a robbery with a deadly weapon that occurred earlier in the year. The incident has brought attention to the influence of older individuals on young, impressionable teenagers and the tragic consequences that can ensue from such influence.