horrifying murder case tied to third ward high-rise apartment elevator” “Deadly Shooting in Houston: Teen Charged with Murder, But Wasn’t the Triggerman

HOUSTON, Texas – An 18-year-old has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in a Third Ward high-rise apartment elevator earlier this month. However, authorities revealed that he was not the one who pulled the trigger.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Larry Holmes was accused of coaching a 16-year-old on how to commit armed robbery, instructing him to point a gun at two people and rob them. The incident took place on Dec. 12 at about 11:30 p.m. in the elevator at the Haven at Elgin apartments on Elgin Street.

Houston police stated that the 16-year-old followed Holmes’ instructions and attempted to rob two men in the elevator. As a result, the men shot and killed the 16-year-old. The authorities highlighted that Holmes has previous charges, including aggravated robbery, evading arrest, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Holmes’ bond has been set at $275,000 and records have shown that he has multiple prior charges, including a separate aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon case. The investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing.