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Headlines: Former UFC Champ Faces Attempted Murder Charge; 22 Injured at Querétaro Futbol Match

7:37 AM PST on March 7, 2022

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—Salinas-born, two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez allegedly shot a man in San Jose last week, while pursuing another man who was suspected of molesting a young relative. He now faces ten charges including attempted murder. [CNN]

—Over 20,000 West Coast dockworkers at 29 ports are refusing to unload Russian cargo in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. [Vice]

—At least 22 people were injured at a Liga MX game at Querétaro's La Corregidora stadium on Saturday, after fans rushed on to the field in a huge brawl between Querétaro and Atlas supporters. Conflicting reports say that several men are dead following the incident, despite state government denials. [MSN/CBS Sports]

—Meanwhile at least 20 fans got into a brawl at the San Jose Sharks hockey game in NorCal on Sunday. [NBC]

—An online troll known as "silenceboy 1st ammendment" has been arrested after his serial harassment of an L.A. street vendor that led to a false arrest. [SVU/Instagram]

—True Master, a former producer for Wu-Tang Clan, is suing NYPD and New York City over a four year wrongful imprisonment sentence in Rikers Island over a sexual assault case in which he was cleared on all charges. [ABC]

—A box of human heads was stolen from a freight truck in Denver, Colorado last week. [MSN]

—Singer Miguel has bought Leonardo DiCaprio's Los Feliz mansion, which once belonged to Moby and was only ever occupied by the actor's dad. [Dirt]

—FOCO's got some new Dodgers gear. [Dodger Blue]

—A man claimed a fatal shooting in his home in Fontana was the result of him defending his house from burglars. [NBC]

—A man was shot and killed this morning outside of Synn strip club in North Hills, following an argument while picking his girlfriend up from work. [MNLA]

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