Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez arrested after shooting near Morgan Hill, San Jose police say

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) – Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez was arrested yesterday in connection with a shooting in Morgan Hill, police said.

He was incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Main Jail for attempted murder.

Police said the motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation at this time.


A man was injured and the suspect was taken into custody after a shooting near Morgan Hill on Monday afternoon, according to San Jose police.

Officers say the shooting happened near Monterey Road and Bailey Avenue.

SKY7 was above the scene which showed several police vehicles around a van that had all its doors open on the side of the road.

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Police said a man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.

However, officers say the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Police are warning drivers that traffic will be impacted in both directions on the Monterey Freeway for several hours.

Stick with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.

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