The 39-year-old athlete was taken into custody late last night in Morgan Hill, California, near the San Francisco Bay Area. Police say he was involved in a shooting which occurred at the intersection of Bailey Avenue and Monterey Highway, in the center of the small town.
During the shooting, which occurred on Monday at approximately 3:14 p.m. PST, one man was shot and later taken to the hospital with critical but non-life-threatening injuries. Cain was arrested and booked, and is being held without bail at the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections.
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
Cain, while not officially retired, has notably not fought in the UFC in over three years. The last time he did so was on February 17, 2019, when he was knocked out in 26 seconds by legendary fighter Francis Ngannou. Since then, he has tried out for professional wrestling in Mexico and the United States, with the WWE, but to no avail.
As of this point, police have not revealed the motive behind the shooting, but updates will continue to be provided as the case progresses. Cain has a court date for Wednesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. PST.
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