Ex-UFC star Cain Velasquez shot at guy who allegedly abused fighter’s relative, police say

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Former UFC star Cain Velasquez was billed with tried murder and faces other charges relevant to a shooting in California this week.

Velasquez, 39, was formally charged on Wednesday, and a San Jose Police Office report lose some mild on the incident and gave an alleged motive driving the shooting. Police indicated the victim in the shooting was not the human being Velasquez was allegedly concentrating on.

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Cain Velasquez reacts after his KO loss to Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena Feb. 17, 2019, in Phoenix.

Cain Velasquez reacts following his KO loss to Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Struggle Night time party at Chatting Stick Resort Arena Feb. 17, 2019, in Phoenix.
(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Photos)

In accordance to police, San Jose and Morgan Hill officers obtained a call about a person taking pictures into a car or truck with a few travellers within. The gunman was identified as Velasquez, and he allegedly shot a person person, who was later transported to a nearby medical center with injuries, in accordance to law enforcement. The report reported Velasquez adopted a woman and yet another male, who was later on recognized as Harry Goularte Jr.

Police mentioned Velasquez fired a gun at Goularte, who was just lately billed with molesting a shut relative of the retired mixed martial artist. Goularte was charged with a single felony depend of a lewd and lascivious act on a kid on Feb. 25 and was granted supervised launch, police claimed.

Goularte lived at a working day treatment operate by his mother. Goularte’s mom was within the motor vehicle Velasquez shot at, in accordance to law enforcement. Authorities explained the working day care had been quickly shuttered.

Harry Goularte Jr was arrested Feb. 25, 2022, for allegedly touching a juvenile victim.

Harry Goularte Jr was arrested Feb. 25, 2022, for allegedly touching a juvenile victim.
(Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Immediately after Velasquez’s arrest, Morgan Hill police recovered a .40-caliber semi-computerized handgun in the suspect’s automobile with 9 bullets in a 10-spherical magazine, the law enforcement report said. There was another journal in the console that experienced a few bullets, and two .40-cliber casings had been uncovered in the passenger seat. Law enforcement mentioned the gun was lawfully registered to Velasquez.


Law enforcement stated 4 shell casings had been uncovered at the website of the shooting, and a shell casing was lodged in the auto in which the victims experienced been sitting down.

Velasquez’s attempted murder cost stems from him taking pictures at Goularte, according to The Mercury News. He is also dealing with a demand of shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, multiple assault counts and a weapons charge.

“The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez selected to just take the regulation into his very own arms, endangering the community and anyone in the truck,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen stated, through KTVU. “This act of violence also results in extra suffering and struggling to his loved ones.”

Cain Velasquez was arrested Feb. 28, 2022.

Cain Velasquez was arrested Feb. 28, 2022.
(San Jose Police Department)

Others defended Velasquez on social media.

Velasquez was a champion fighter in UFC. He received the UFC heavyweight championship over Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 in Oct 2010. Right after getting rid of it in his following struggle against Junior dos Santos, he recaptured the title over dos Santos at UFC 155. He defended the title twice and then lost it against Fabricio Werdum.

Velasquez previous fought in UFC in opposition to recent champion Francis Ngannou in February 2019. Ngannou won the combat in 26 seconds.

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Considering that retiring from blended martial arts, Velasquez experienced been noticed in pro wrestling performing for WWE and the Mexican wrestling marketing AAA.

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