A member of the San Antonio-based rap group the Hooligan Boyz has been charged in the death of a bandmate after an apparent fight at a Corpus Christi hotel, the Associated Press reports.
Christopher Garza a.k.a. Profit, 31, was being held Monday on a murder charge and bond has been set at $200,000, according to Nueces County jail records.
Police say 31-year-old Miguel Silva a.k.a. M.I.G. was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at hospital after police responded to a fight at a hotel early Saturday.
A coroner on Monday had no preliminary cause of death for Silva. Toxicology results are pending.
Police are talking to witnesses and checking hotel security video.
A post on the band’s official Facebook page read:
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Hooligan Boyz “M.I.G.” and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Also ask that you please don’t rush to conclusions as this is an on going case. Please keep M.I.G., Profit and their families in your thoughts and prayers.” #HooliganBoyz#RipMIG