Ex-UFC champion arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Feb 28, 2022, 9:13 PM | Updated: Mar 1, 2022, 3:10 pm
(San Jose Police Department via AP)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in Northern California, police said.
Velasquez, 39, was arrested Monday in San Jose and is being held without bail at Santa Clara County Main Jail, records show. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
It was not immediately known if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
The San Jose Police Department said officers responded to a shooting Monday and found a man with at least one gunshot wound. The man was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the department said on Twitter.
Velasquez was arrested in the shooting but what led to it is still under investigation, police said.
Velasquez transitioned to pro-wrestling after retiring from his MMA career in 2019. A former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, he earned title belts in 2010 and 2012.
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