Cain Velasquez Wiki – Biography
Cain Velasquez is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion charged with attempted murder following a shooting in an affluent California city, according to police.
Velasquez was arrested by officers with the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) after Monday and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.
He is 39 years old.
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A spokesperson for the SJPD said at the time that “one adult male” had been “shot at least once” in the incident and “transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Velasquez was then taken into custody by police, who initially arrested the former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on suspicion of attempted murder.
Officers did not know both the motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting on Monday. They closed off the intersection where the shooting occurred to traffic for a few hours as they investigated the scene.
On Tuesday, police announced that Velasquez was charged with attempted murder.
No further details were given, and it is unclear why the men were at the intersection. There are no nearby residences or businesses except the Charter School of Morgan Hill.
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The shooting occurred in Morgan Hill, an affluent city in Silicon Valley. Velasquez has lived in the area for years.
The SJPD said on Tuesday morning that the circumstances and motive in the case remain under investigation at this time.
According to jail records, Velasquez is currently being held without bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday at the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
According to California court records, his only previous run-in with the law is a 2016 traffic citation.