Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez arrested, booked for attempted murder after shooting in Bay Area

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Ex-UFC champ Velasquez arrested after San Jose shooting
Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez has been booked on an attempted murder charge after a shooting in San Jose, police said.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested in connection with a shooting in the Bay Area, San Jose police announced Tuesday.

Velasquez was taken into custody after the Monday afternoon incident and booked into the Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder.

A man was wounded in the shooting, according to San Jose Police Department.

KGO-TV's SKY7 was over the scene which showed several police vehicles around a pick-up truck that had all of its doors open on the side of a road.

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Police said a man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the shooting suspect, later identified as Velasquez, was taken into custody.

Police said the motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.