2nd Update on Incident at 8310 Jensen
June 16, 2006 -- Houston police
homicide investigators have arrested three suspects responsible
for the aggravated robbery and death of a child at 8310 Jensen
Drive on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at approximately 10:45 PM.
The suspects, identified as Bakari Holland (b/m,
02-06-1988, Koty Holmes (b/m, 05-25-1987), and Rashard Renfro
(b/m, 02-27-1983) are each charged with aggravated robbery in
the 262nd State District Court. Holland is also charged with injury
to a child in the same court. Each suspect is being held in the
Harris County Jail with no bond.
All three suspects were arrested, without incident,
at approximately 7:00 PM on June 15, 2006 at various locations
in northwest Houston. All three have confessed to their roles
in this incident.
Houston Police Department Homicide Division investigators
At approximately 10:45 PM on June 13, 2006, these
suspects were on a robbery spree when they decided to rob a husband
and wife who, along with their four children, had stopped to use
a pay phone at a car wash. Suspect Renfro knowingly drove Holland
and Holmes to commit this robbery and acted as the getaway driver.
Holland and Holmes approached the couple, Luis Garcia and Maricella
Vargas, produced a gun and demanded money. The parents advised
Holland and Holmes that they did not have any money. At this point,
Holland and Holmes began to pull the children from their Chevrolet
Suburban vehicle. Holland then jumped into the driver's seat and
Holmes jumped into the passenger seat. Holland then sped out of
the parking lot, running over two-year-old Stephanie Garcia. Stephanie
sustained massive head trauma and was transported to LBJ Hospital
where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators also believe Holland, Holmes, and
Renfro committed other robberies on the night of June 13, 2006.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or other robberies
committed by this trio is urged to call the Houston Police Homicide
Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at