The Bachelorette vet Ivan Hall’s brother Gabriel charged with murder in Texas
His arrest took place in October and stems from an incident that is said to have taken place in the small hours of August 31, TMZ reports citing legal documents.
Police claim that a verbal dispute between Gabriel and one Carlos Veliz Jr. escalated to the point Gabriel fired a gun into Carlos’ head.
Mugshot: The Bachelorette star Ivan Hall’s brother Gabriel has reportedly been arrested and charged with murder in Texas
Along with murder, his charges include but are not limited to possession of methamphetamines and possession of a firearm by a felon.
It emerged on The Bachelorette that Gabriel’s previous legal woes had left Ivan helping to bring up his brother’s six-year-old daughter.
The authorities were called and found Carlos’ body in a convenience store parking lot in Abilene, Texas after 3am the night he died, per the Abilene Reporter News.
Police are said to have discovered gunshot residue on Gabriel’s clothes and hands, as well as a spent shell casing in the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross he had rented.
Seen onscreen: Ivan rose to fame last year on the season of The Bachelorette headlined by Tayshia Adams who was replacing Clare Crawley
Carlos’ autopsy deduced he was shot with a 9mm bullet that the legal documents claim was ‘consistent’ with the shell casing in Gabriel’s rented car.
They had allegedly connected that automobile to the site of Carlos death with the help of surveillance footage, according to TMZ.
Legal documents refer to a ‘video from a local business that led the police to believe Veliz was shot around 1:30 in the morning.’
The documents acknowledge that ‘Hall cannot be identified in the murder video’ but the police believe they have matched the shirt and shoes of the person on the footage with clothing they obtained from Gabriel.
Gabriel appeared on the show and told his family: ‘It’s just unfortunate that when I got dropped in the water you guys had to learn to ride the wave as well’
Since his arrest this October, Gabriel has been held at Taylor County Jail on $400,000 bond connected to the murder charge.
Ivan rose to fame last year on the season of The Bachelorette headlined by Tayshia Adams who was replacing Clare Crawley.
Clare had begun shooting her season of the show but abruptly left after finding love with contestant Dale Moss from whom she has since split.
Gabriel appeared on the show and called his brother ‘my best friend,’ telling his family: ‘It’s just unfortunate that when I got dropped in the water you guys had to learn to ride the wave as well.’