As previously noted, former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE celebrity wrestler Cain Velasquez was booked into the Santa Clara, CA County Jail and is being held on no bail as TMZ.com reports that he is facing an attempted murder charge.
A press release from the Santa Clara Prosecutor’s Office provided more details on the incident between Velasquez and Harry Goularte who was traveling in a car with passengers…
Velasquez began shooting at the victims at Cochran Road and Butterfield Boulevard in Morgan Hill around 3:00 p.m. Monday. Velasquez, driving a Ford truck, followed the victims’ Chevrolet Silverado truck, driven by Goularte’s stepfather. During the 11-mile, high speed chase through busy streets into San Jose, Velasquez rammed his truck into the Silverado and fired multiple rounds with his registered .40 handgun. A female passenger in the Silverado called 911 for help.
Goularte was uninjured in the attack. Velasquez was stopped and arrested by Morgan Hill police near Madrone Avenue in San Jose.
Goularte, 43, is facing felony charges that he molested a child. He was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court on February 25. A judge released him from custody without bail over the District Attorney’s objections. He was released under the conditions that he stay in home detention in Morgan Hill, stay 100 yards away from any child under 14, and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. Goularte was on his way to get the monitor when Cain attacked.
Numerous people have come to the defense of Velasquez including Ronda Rousey who wrote the following on Twitter: “I would have done the same thing if not worse #freeCainVelasquez”
I would have done the same thing if not worse #freeCainVelasquez
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) March 3, 2022
MMA fighter John Dodson wrote the following: “I’m a father of 2 little girls. I woulda done the same thing.” Henry Cejudo, another MMA fighter, wrote the following: “I’ve known this man for more than half my life and I know he would do anything for Familia. ❤️ 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 #freeCainvelasquez”