Yelm Teen Shot In Head Dies

Yelm Teen Shot In Head Dies

There are 31 comments on the KOMO News story from May 10, 2006, titled Yelm Teen Shot In Head Dies. In it, KOMO News reports that:

A 14-year-old boy died at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center this morning after being critically injured when he was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon.

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rachel h

Yelm, WA

#1 May 10, 2006
Eric was a nice boy. He never did anything wrong. Sure he has made mistakes, but everyone has. The worst thing he did was get mixed up in the wrong group. He didnt deserve to die. Nobody does, especially the way he did. Its crazy, just yesterday i was sitting and talking to him on the bus. We talked about everything. Music, school, life in general.I remeber the big shock this morning when I heard the news. I broke down crying, thats all I could do. Eric was a good kid.I just hope everybody realized that.
rose holmes

Olympia, WA

#2 May 23, 2006
Hi rachel,
thank you for the nice comments about my grandson Eric. I raised him until he went to Yelm to be with his Dad. If you can tell me more about his last days from yhe eyes of his friend PLEASE emial me at [email protected] I will check email every few days as I don't have one of my own. Thank you

eric's grandma

Olympia, WA

#3 Sep 20, 2006
Eric was one of my good friends. I always used to tease with him about me and him dying from these odd ways. Well know that he's gone i realize how hard it is to live without him. he always made me feel so good inside. He was the only reason i ever wanted to go to science class. I miss him so much that i would have tooked that bullet for him a thousand times.
christine shewey

Orting, WA

#4 Oct 8, 2006
i miss eric dearly and wish this didnt happen he always had a smile and was always cheering everyone up
michelle shewey

Orting, WA

#6 Oct 8, 2006
hey rose this is michelle i hope you remember me from the sleepover and i was just sieng how you were holding up well if you need somone to talk to email me at [email protected]
michelle shewey

Orting, WA

#5 Oct 8, 2006
eric was one of my friends i remember the time that we had a toparaymen fight and i was at my cheerleeding slumber party with his sister kayla and cousin dominiq aunt jessica and grandma rose eric always had a smile i can remember his smile just thinking of him ...the day of his momarial it really hit me he was gone not just moved or left gone forever.and i will miss him
christine shewey

Orting, WA

#7 Oct 8, 2006
eric was really funny and smiled alout but i only told a few people like jenny that i had a crush on him i still to this day wish i could have jumped in front of the bullet for him ..

Seattle, WA

#8 Nov 22, 2006
eric was a sweet boy and he was also kind he liked to help others with work in mr. ryeley's class he was hyper every time he goes in his class he was a great friend and ex bf we had fun when we hung out we would make mamma jokes and he would make me laught and i wish he was here right now down by our sides and hoping he would never hung out with the boys who shot him in the head who ever did that was stupied the should n known that the bb gun was going to shoot him up in his head so who ever did that should think what they did to a nice kind and sweer boy named eric holmes

love ashlee
Amanda woods

Morton, WA

#9 Feb 1, 2007
I'm Erics cousin Amanda and I realy miss him I just want to see the boy that did this in person.. and I wish I could have a least said bye to Eric..
Sad girl,
Grandma Rose

United States

#10 May 4, 2007
Hello! I am sorry I haven't checked in but Eric's death hit me really hard. I have tried hard to push for charges against Derrick Belz(sp?) because I believe he shot Eric on purpose. I am so glad you all have good things to say and I will be on here more often. I will email anyone who wants to talk or needs to talk. Amanda Woods is my niece and I love you and if you need to talk call me. Auntie

Spanaway, WA

#11 Oct 26, 2007
eric was a nice boy he was also kinda weird but i loved that... my mom liked him and so did my brother.. when i found out that he got shot in the head i just cryed i loved him alot and i will never forget that i met him
Heather Robertson

Everett, WA

#12 Jan 23, 2008
Eric was one over my best firends iiloveed this kid so much. no one with ever knoe. iloveyoueric..
he was a great kid i had some of my best times wiht that kid. he help me so much when i was sad so crying... i wish he was still here but we cant change the past.....and his siter is one of my good firends now thanks to him thank you for that Eric

iloveyou eric holmes

p.s i will NEVER forget you

thank you

love always Heather Robertson
ashley funderburk

Spanaway, WA

#13 Mar 27, 2008
Eric was a really nice boy and also so sweet i loved him with all my heart and promised him that i would always be there by his side. but when i found out that he died my heart tor and broke in 2 peaces. me and him we always hung out and he was just a really nice boy. me and Rachel cried so hard when we seen the video that they showed of what they did to him when the accented happened
staycia mullis

Yelm, WA

#14 Apr 11, 2008
Eric was the sweetest boy i have ever met i miss him so much and the thing that hurts me most is that his family does not get to see him anymore if only he was here it would be so much better,
Eric was like my best friend and it hurts really bad cuz the day befor he died he asked me out and i told him i would have to think about it.
it makes me cry everytime i meet someone named Eric cuz alot the they guy that i have met and his name is Eric they all look like him
i miss you so much Eric
and thank you for helping me though some stuff
love Staycia Mullis
Jacob P

Yelm, WA

#15 Aug 20, 2008
Eric was a pretty good friend of mine i actually put his name in my lyrics when i rap.I remember when used to kick it with him after school and talk on the bus.He did make mistakes but everybody does.It is a lie that kid shot him you dont just drop a gun and shoot somebody in the head that just shows you yelm cops dont care about there community.But theres nothing we can do.

R.I.P Eric
heather robertson

Everett, WA

#16 Nov 20, 2008
eric i miss you so much it has 3 almost 4 year now that you were gone but i still think about you every day of my life and about how much i miss you. it just that all happened so fast and you were only 13 and i was only 13. well i just wanted to say i love you and i miss you so much. you really did change my life....
i love you babes.
damien allman

Tacoma, WA

#17 Aug 1, 2009
man we all miss you eric!

Yelm, WA

#18 Sep 26, 2009
Wow...just seeing this now is hard...Its been awhile since i thought about what happened that day...He was a grade younger than me...But we were best friends. Eric was one amazing boy. And I'll never forget him. We promised each other that we'd both graduate and make it in life. Well every day i wake up and look at his picture and say, "I promised. And I'm doing it." When i walk across that stage in June, it will be for Eric. And everyone will know that. Eric, i know you're watching over all of us. And i love you kid. I miss you.
We will NEVER forget you.
Aunt Jessica

Spanaway, WA

#19 Sep 28, 2009
I am glad to see that Eric is still thought of and missed. We all miss him like crazy and not a day goes by that me, his uncle, cousins, sisters, grandma don't think about him. He would have been 17 Aug 7th and I know he is smiling down glad that he made such an impression on us all. I still remember his goofy smile. Love and miss him.

Aunt Jessica

Spokane, WA

#20 Sep 30, 2009
I didnt know eric very well, but he was in my homeroom and english class 7th grade year. we talked a few times all i can remember is him always having a smile on his face. never seemed to have a frown. we were in the same group a few times..he seemed like an amazing guy. its too bad this had to happen he is truely missed. i remember how sad english class was, when mrs. sd asked if we all had our red pen, there was no red head boy in the front of the class holding his red pen up. i dont know all the details about what happend but i hope whatever the truth was of his death was discovered and whoever did this pays the consiquences(sp) eric was such a nice guy!
I'll see you in heaven man!

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