Originally published at REPORT: Cain Velasquez allegedly shot at man accused of molesting a relative
New details have emerged regarding the arrest of Cain Velasquez after a shooting occurred in the Bay Area on Monday afternoon that left one man wounded with non-life-threatening injuries.
Velasquez, 39, was arrested on Monday for suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man, who was transported to a hospital.
The San Jose Mercury-News has a report that states Velasquez allegedly shot at a vehicle containing three individuals, one of whom had been accused of molesting a child, who is a relative of Velasquez’s and whose identity is being protected.
The man accused of committing sexual abuse with a minor is 43-year old Harry Eugene Goularte, who was facing a felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. He had been arraigned this past Friday was granted a supervised release despite objections from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, per the report.
Goularte lives at home with his mother, who runs a daycare.
On Monday, Velasquez allegedly opened fire at the vehicle containing Goularte, his stepfather, and a third individual with the stepfather being the one wounded.
Velasquez is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday and declined an interview with the San Jose Mercury-News regarding the situation.
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
Velasquez is a former UFC heavyweight champion that fought with the promotion from 2008 until 2019 and later became a professional wrestler where he worked for AAA and WWE.