TWO people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 24-year-old roller skater who was shot while taking off her skates in her driveway.
Giovanna Barrera was killed on Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, and officials announced on Friday that Daniel Calvillo, 28, and Keyana Jones, 20, have been charged.
Barrera, a well-known roller skater in the area, was killed on Thursday afternoon after being shot once in the upper torso area.
Salazar said that Barrera was either exiting or entering her vehicle when a man approached her at close range and fired his weapon.
“We have no reason to believe that this woman was doing anything other than exercising,” Salazar said at the time of Barrera’s death.
The 24-year-old died from her injuries at the scene.
On Friday, Salazar said that investigators were able to track down Calvillo and Jones based on information provided by witnesses.
Investigators determined that Barrera was killed for her cellphone, according to interrogations with the suspects.
Salazar said that Jones and Calvillo approached Barrera as she was taking off her skates and demanded her phone.
Instead, the 24-year-old refused and threw her phone under the car, that’s when Calvillo shot her and fled the scene with Jones, Salazar said.
Calvillo and Jones were arrested during a traffic stop and were found in possession of a weapon, which Salazar said investigators believe is the murder weapon.
Relatives of the victim told local news station KENS that Barrera was going to school to become a hairstylist.
Loved ones said that Barrera was the “type of person that would pray for everyone,” and now they’re asking for those prayers.
The family has started a GoFundMe page for funeral expenses.
“Giovanna was taken from us on Thursday afternoon she was found shot in her driveway by a random act,” the GoFundMe reads.
“She was a loving caring person that with out even trying she would make you laugh for no reason. She only had kindness in her heart and will live on forever in the hearts of her Sisters Destiny and Sell her grandmother Modesty and Her Aunt Jackie.
“wWe love you Gigi you are in our hearts.”
Calvillo has been charged with possession of an unlawful weapon and capital murder.
Jones has been charged with felon in possession and there is also a chance she could face the same capital murder charge as Calvillo.
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