Bond set at $150K: Man charged with murder after shooting woman he said tried to rob him, court docs say

Ernesto Pacheco, 46 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A man has been charged with murder after fatally shooting a woman he said tried to rob him at an apartment complex in southeast Houston Monday, court documents said.

It happened at an apartment complex located at 6113 Gulf Fwy around 3:30 a.m.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, police arrived and found the woman, who was identified as Amber Larson, dead in a downstairs unit in the complex. Larson had been shot at least three times, HPD said.

Investigators said the shooter, Ernesto Pacheco, 46, said the woman tried to rob him. He called 911 after shooting Larson and remained at the scene, police said.

Officers said the man was detained and his firearm was recovered at the scene.

Pacheco’s bond was set at $150,000. He is expected to appear in court again Wednesday.

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