Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on Monday night and is facing an attempted murder charge in the state of California, USA.
The arrest of Velasquez, 39, came due to an alleged shooting incident that the San Jose Police Department responded to in San Jose, California, USA.
The incident reportedly caused one adult male to get transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The police department released an official statement regarding Velasquez’s arrest on Tuesday morning, providing photo evidence that he was taken into custody.
“The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time,” the department’s media relations team said via Twitter.
Hours after the arrest was confirmed, a report by Robert Salonga and Jakob Rodgers of The Mercury News revealed more details.
The man that he allegedly opened fire on Harry Eugene Goularte, was recently charged with allegedly molesting an underage relative of Velaquez, per court records and sources provided to The Mercury News.
The San Jose-based paper also noted that Velasquez is scheduled to appear Wednesday for arraignment.
Velasquez is currently being held in the Santa Clara County Jail without bail, per records obtained by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
Velasquez fought on the UFC roster from 2008 to 2019, attaining 12 wins through 15 appearances. He has spent more recent years focusing on competing in pro wrestling, including appearances in WWE and AAA.
9:00PM EST UPDATE: This article has been updated to add paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 with new information obtained in a report from The Mercury News.