Posted: Sep 7, 2012 5:25 AM
Updated: Sep 7, 2012 5:25 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A mixed martial arts fighter in Texas has been charged in the 2011 shooting death of a man on a bicycle after the pair apparently argued.
Galveston police say 23-year-old Ralph Garcia "Plexin Texan" Jr. of Galveston has been charged with murder.
Galveston County Jail records show Garcia was being held Friday on $500,000 bond. Online records did not list an attorney for Garcia, who was arrested Wednesday night at a training center.
Police Chief Henry Porretto says investigators do not believe Garcia knew 27-year-old Maxie Troy Flowers of Galveston. Flowers was found dead last Oct. 13 on a street.
Porretto says police are investigating whether the two men happened to cross paths, got into an argument and Garcia felt disrespected. Further details were not immediately released.