Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting in San Jose

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 16:56:48-05

(KNXV) -- Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez was arrested in connection with a shooting in San Jose, police said.

The 39-year-old was booked into a San Jose jail Monday after a reported shooting and is facing charges for attempted murder, according to TMZ.

According to the San Jose Police Department, Velasquez allegedly shot a man near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue around 3:14 p.m. local time.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

"The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time," authorities said.

Police said Velasquez has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

According to online jail records, the 39-year-old is currently being held without bail.

Jail records showed Velasquez was still in custody as of Tuesday morning and has a court date set for Wednesday at noon, TMZ reports.

Velasquez was born in Salinas, California, but moved to Yuma, Arizona, where he attended and graduated from Kofa High School.

He went on to attend college in Iowa where he wrestled for one season. After that, he transferred to Arizona State University in Tempe where he was a star collegiate wrestler.