Former WWE and UFC star Cain Velasquez has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in California.
Following reports that suggested that Cain Velasquez had been involved in a shooting in California, it has now emerged that he has been charged with attempted murder. Those reports revealed that the incident had taken place on Monday (February 28th) near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill.
At the time, it was noted that one man had been shot and later taken to hospital after sustaining non-life threatening injuries. This man has yet to be identified.
In fresh update it has emerged that Velasquez has been charged with attempted murder with regard to the incident, and is being held without bail at Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, California.
A court date has been set for Wednesday, March 2nd.
While details remain scarce, the San Jose Police Media Relations Twitter account gave the following comment.
“The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.”
4/ Cain Velasquez was the suspect arrested yesterday in connection with this incident. He was booked into Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder.
The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time. pic.twitter.com/bBuuPQytNx
— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 1, 2022
Cain Velasquez became UFC Heavyweight Champion when he defeated current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in the octagon in 2010. Velasquez made his wrestling debut in 2019 for AAA and within two months was a part of WWE and once again squared off with The Beast Incarnate at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Velasquez wrestled one more match for the company on a live event in Mexico City where he teamed with Humberto Carrillo to defeat The OC in tag team action. He was released from the company as part of budget cuts in April 2020.
The star later returned to AAA, making his most recent appearance at Triplemania Regia on December 4th, where he teamed with Psycho Clown and Pagano to defeat LA Park and Los Mercenarios.