Man wanted for allegedly shooting man to death on sidewalk in Pasadena in 2018 arrested

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The family of Nicolas Bautista, 37, pleas with the community to find his killer.

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- The man who is accused of shooting a man to death on a sidewalk in Pasadena in 2018 has now been arrested.

Oscar Garcia has been arrested for the death of Nicolas Bautista, according to court documents.

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On Oct. 28, 2018, Pasadena police responded to the shooting of Bautista in the 200 block of Wafer street.

According to witnesses, 37-year-old Bautista was outside of his home when Garcia confronted him with a shotgun about stealing.

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Police say after the two men had a brief conversation, Garcia shot his weapon one time and then drove away.

Garcia's bond is set at $250,000.

Bautista family says they hope the system will now work in their favor and prosecute Garcia to the fullest extent.

"This guy followed them from the restaurant, thinking he was somebody else, and decided to take the law into his own hands," Bautista parents said.

The parents said that their son didn't know Garcia and the killing was a case of mistaken identity.

"Somebody around Oscar's building was taking stuff from him, and it was a hispanic bald headed man, and he just assumed my son was that individual because he walked by his place of business," the parents added.

The Bautistas said there wasn't a day that went by these past two years that they didn't think about their son.

WATCH: The Bautista family reacts to the arrest of the man accused of killing Nicolas Bautista

The Bautistas say they hope to finally get some justice for their son's murder.

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