Jorge Masvidal Sr., father of ex-UFC star Jorge Masvidal Jr., has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man during a dispute at his son’s Miami-area home. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon and Masvidal Sr. was booked the following morning.
Details of the Arrest Affidavit
According to the arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ Sports, Masvidal Sr. and a man named Luis Leoncini got into a verbal argument at the Florida home. Leoncini told authorities that Masvidal Sr. shot him in the arms following the argument. Leoncini was transported to a local hospital for the gunshot wounds.
After a search of the home, authorities found a .38 caliber revolver inside a kitchen cabinet. Masvidal Sr. was taken into custody and later booked on a charge of attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon with a firearm.
No Involvement from Jorge Masvidal Jr.
Jorge Masvidal Jr. was not present during the alleged shooting and authorities have confirmed that he had no involvement in the incident. Masvidal Sr. remains behind bars as of Friday morning and his son has yet to publicly comment on the matter. It is unclear what sparked the dispute between Masvidal Sr. and Leoncini.
The incident at the Masvidal residence is a reminder of the dangers of firearms and the importance of keeping them out of reach. It is unclear what consequences Masvidal Sr. will face for his alleged actions, but attempted murder is a serious charge that could result in significant jail time.