Pair charged in slaying of 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast over cellphone, BCSO Sheriff Salazar says

Giovanna Barrera, 24, was fatally shot in 7600 block of Tarrasa on Wednesday

Pair charged in slaying of 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast over cellphone, BCSO Sheriff Salazar says
Pair charged in slaying of 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast over cellphone, BCSO Sheriff Salazar says

SAN ANTONIO – A man and woman have been charged in the slaying of a 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast in Northeast Bexar County on Wednesday afternoon, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

28-year-old Daniel Calvillo and Keyana Jones, 20, have been taken into BCSO custody.

According to the sheriff’s office, Giovanna Barrera, 24, was fatally shot in the 7600 block of Tarrasa Wednesday afternoon minutes after she finished roller-skating. She was shot one time in the head at close range over her cellphone, Salazar said.

Salazar said Barrera was getting into her vehicle when Calvillo allegedly approached her and demanded her cellphone. Barrera refused to give it to him and threw the phone under the seat of the car where it was later found, Salazar said.

The sheriff said Calvillo then shot her in the head and fled the scene. Barrera died from her injuries.

Woman shot, killed in driveway minutes after rollerskating in northeast Bexar County, sheriff says

The sheriff’s office previously said they were searching for a man and woman who were involved in the shooting and were believed to be traveling in a black Chevy HHR, which resembles a PT Cruiser. Calvillo and Jones were later found during a routine traffic stop with the murder weapon, Salazar said.

The sheriff said there does not appear to be any previous connection between the suspects and the victim.

Calvillo is now charged with capital murder and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Jones is currently being charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and may be charged with capital murder as well, Salazar said.

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