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UFC champion charged with shooting at molestation suspect

UFC Champion-Arrested Mixed Martial Arts
Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 15:48:22-05

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been charged with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family member.

Velasquez was arrested Monday after he allegedly chased a pickup carrying the man through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own pickup truck during the high-speed chase.

Prosecutors say he fired a .40-caliber pistol at the vehicle several times, wounding the man's stepfather, who was driving.

Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is representing Velasquez. Geragos did not immediately return a message seeking comment.