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Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez accused of attempting to shoot man charged with molesting relative: Reports

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Source: San Jose Police; UNSPLASH

Mar. 2 2022, Published 9:15 a.m. ET

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Two-time former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez was arrested in California on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at a man he may have believed molested one of the sportsman’s young relatives, multiple reports state.

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On Feb. 26, the man was arraigned on a count of lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14, The Denver Post reported.

According to the newspaper, the 43-year-old man lived in the same location where his mother ran her day care center, and the facility is also where the alleged sexual abuse occurred.

On March 1, the man, who was granted supervised release from jail, was driving a car in San Jose when 39-year-old Velasquez opened fire on the vehicle, missing who police believe was his intended target and striking the man’s stepfather instead.

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The stepfather was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

Velasquez was being held without bail in the Santa Clara County jail on an attempted murder charge, ESPN reported.

attempted murder suspect
Source: San Jose Police; UNSPLASH
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