Former UFC star Jorge Masvidal’s father, Jorge Masvidal Sr., was arrested on attempted murder charges on Thursday after allegedly shooting a man in the arms during an argument at his son's Miami-area home.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ Sports, Masvidal Sr. was at the Florida home with a man named Luis Leoncini when the two got into a verbal argument. Leoncini told police that Masvidal Sr. shot him after the argument, causing gunshot wounds to both his arms. Leoncini was transported to a local hospital for medical attention.
Reports of a shooting involving a member of Jorge Masvidal's family at the fighter's Miami home. pic.twitter.com/oysP5x9IdA— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) May 4, 2023
Jorge Masvidal Jr. was not present during the incident and did not have any involvement, according to police reports.
The arrest affidavit also notes that officers found a .38 caliber revolver inside a kitchen cabinet during a search of the home. Masvidal Sr. was taken into custody later that day and charged with attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon with a firearm.
Jail records indicate that Masvidal Sr. is still behind bars as of Friday morning. Masvidal Jr., who recently retired with a 35-17 MMA record, has not yet commented publicly on the matter.
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