Cain Velasquez has had multiple charges brought against him including attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man, with the possibility that he could spend decades in prison over the incident.
The former UFC Champion and WWE competitor was allegedly involved in a shooting near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill, CA, with reports emerging late on 28th February.
Details quickly started to emerge, and it was reported that Cain Velasquez had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder along with a number of other charges and was being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose pending a court hearing on 2nd March.
Further information revealed that Velasquez was seemingly targeting a man who had been recently charged with molesting a close relative. It was also reported that the man’s step-father was also shot in the incident, and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
TMZ has since gained access to the court documents on the case, and been able to confirm a number of the details. The new report states that Velasquez was following 43 year old Harry Goularte, who allegedly molested what documents call a “close relative,” along with his mother and stepfather.
Cain Velasquez driving a black Ford F-250 truck at the time, and shot into the Chevy Silverado being driven by Goularte’s stepfather multiple times and then rammed in to the vehicle before continuing to fire. He then reportedly left the scene after authorities were called, but was arrested shortly after without incident.
After the arrest, the report claims that a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun along with along with ammunition was found in his vehicle and that eight rounds were missing.
TMZ notes that Velasquez is facing ten charges, which includes first degree attempted murder as well as multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle. The sentence if convicted could mount in to several decades.
Cain Velasquez has had a storied history with Brock Lesnar, who he defeated to become UFC Champion back in 2010. The pair would face off once again, this time inside the squared circle rather than the octogon, as they competed at Crown Jewel 2019 in Saudi Arabia.
He also competed in a tag match in Mexico for WWE before being released in April 2020 as part of the budget cuts. He has since competed for AAA, most recently at Triplemania Regia in December 2021.