Bachelorette star Ivan Hall's brother Gabriel 'charged with murder after firing gun into man's head'12/04/2021
BACHELORETTE star Ivan Hall's brother Gabriel has been arrested and charged with murder following a verbal dispute that led to a shooting in Texas in August.
TMZ was first to confirm the charges against him.
Gabriel's charges stem from an incident said to have taken place early on August 31.
Ivan's brother was taken into police custody in relation to the shooting in October.
He has now been formally charged, per legal documents obtained by the outlet.
Police claim Gabriel got in a heated argument with one Carlos Veliz Jr.
The disagreement escalated and Carlos was shot in the head by Gabriel.
He is now charged with murder, possession of methamphetamines and possession of a firearm by a felon.
SCENE OF THE CRIME
Authorities arrived on the scene – a convenience store parking lot in Abilene, Texas – where they found Carlos' body some time after 3 am the night he was killed, according to a report from the Abilene Reporter News.
Police found gunshot residue on Gabriel's clothes and hands.
They also uncovered a shell casing in the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross he had been renting.
An autopsy revealed that Carlos had been shot with a 9mm bullet.
Legal documents suggest the findings were "consistent" with shell casings found in Gabriel's rental car.
Police connected the car to the shooting and the shooter with the help of surveillance footage, according to TMZ.
Per the documents, police initially said: "Hall cannot be identified in the murder video."
Police noted, however, that they matched the shirt and shoes of the person in the footage with clothing obtained from Gabriel.
Gabriel was arrested months ago.
In that time, he was held at Taylor County Jail on $400,000 bond in connection to the murder charge.
When he appeared on The Bachelorette, Ivan revealed that he had been raising his brother's daughter.
He revealed to the star of that season that his brother was often in trouble with the law.
Gabriel appeared on the show when Ivan brought Tayshia Adams home to meet his family.
Ivan's brother called him his "best friend" on the show, saying at one point: "It's just unfortunate that when I got dropped in the water you guys had to learn to ride the wave as well."
Although Ivan did not win Tayshia's heart, he did make a mark on viewers.
His story, as well as that of his brother, also touched many who saw it.
Gabriel is currently facing other charges in connection with this incident as well, thought it's not clear what those charges are at this time.
He has not yet been sentenced.
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