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Report: Cain Velasquez shot, injured stepfather of man charged with molesting relative

Velasquez allegedly shot at a man charged with molesting a close relative, injuring the man's stepfather.

A new report indicates that Cain Velasquez shot at a man who was recently charged with molesting a close relative.

The Mercury News reported Tuesday evening that Velasquez allegedly shot and injured the stepfather of Harry Eugene Goularte, 43. Goularte has been charged with molesting Velasquez’s relative at a home daycare in San Martin, California that is run by Goularte's mother. Goularte was arraigned last Friday with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. The judge granted Goularte a supervised release despite objections from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

At around 3:15 p.m. Monday, Velasquez then allegedly opened fire at a car carrying Goularte, his stepfather, and at least one other person. The stepfather was hit once and is expected to survive. Velazquez was then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail and is being held without bail.

A former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Velasquez retired from the sport in 2019 and transitioned into professional wrestling. After working a few Lucha Libre AAA shows, he signed with WWE in 2019 and worked one match against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel 2019, where he lost. After being released from WWE in 2020, he returned to pro wrestling in 2021, working a match at Lucha Libre AAA’s Triplemania Regia event in December.