Cain Velasquez allegedly shot at a man that had recently been charged with molesting a relative.
Following reports of a shooting on Monday, February 28th, near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill a man was arrested. It was later revealed that the man in question was former WWE star and two-time UFC World Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
After the arrest, Velasquez was charged with attempted murder, with a court date set for Wednesday, March 2nd.
The Mercury News has now attempted to offer more details on the events surrounding the incident. The report notes that Velasquez allegedly shot at a man who had recently been charged with molesting a close relative. In the incident, the man’s step-father was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The report adds that the accused man, 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, lives at a home that hosts a day-care business run by his mother. Goularte was charged with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14.
Goularte was arraigned Friday, February 25th, and granted supervised release.
It is alleged that on February 28th, Velasquez opened fire on a vehicle carrying Goularte, his step-father and at least one other person. Goularte’s step-father was hit at least once, but is expected to survive.
Police have declined to offer any information regarding the shooting at this time, with only the San Jose Police Media Relations Twitter account providing the following comment.
“The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.”
3/ Units have cleared the intersection of Monterey Hwy and Bailey Ave. Traffic has been reopened.
— 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.