Man arrested after 16-year-old girlfriend fatally shot, family, police say

Janice Bazan shot, killed late Monday night


SAN ANTONIO – A 19-year-old is charged with tampering with evidence with intent to impair an investigation after his 16-year-old girlfriend was found fatally shot in a Southwest Side home Monday, the girl's family and police told KSAT.

Brayant Isaac Gomez Olvera, 19, is facing a felony tampering charge, although police declined to elaborate on exactly why Olvera was charged. Authorities did specify that his arrest was in connection with the death of 16-year-old Janice Bazan. Bazan's family said she was dating Olvera.

According to police, Olvera took Bazan to an area hospital after she was shot inside a home in the 3900 block of Southwest Military Drive, not far from Old Pearsall Road.

Police said the shooting occurred in a back room of the house but that it still is unclear as to what exactly led up to the shooting or who fired the gun.

According to preliminary information provided by police on Wednesday, Olvera told officers he saw Bazan playing with a black handgun earlier in the evening and later heard a gunshot come from Bazan's bedroom. Police searched Bazan's vehicle and did not find a gun.

Authorities said the stories of those who were inside the home at the time of the shooting weren't adding up.

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