Assuerio Silva Upgraded to Stable Condition Following Shooting; Suspect in Custody

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Assuerio Silva's condition has improved since being shot in Brazil earlier this week. (Picture via Pride FC)

Assuerio Silva’s condition has improved since being shot in Brazil earlier this week. (Picture via Pride FC)

Former UFC fighter Assuerio Silva was shot last Tuesday night in Curitiba, Brazil, but is no longer in serious condition, according to Cajuru Hospital officials. No bullets that struck Silva hit a major organ or blood vessel.

The former King of Pancrase underwent surgery on Wednesday morning to correct a bone fracture in his wrist caused by the projectiles, according to a report by the Band News FM radio station. The fighter is no longer in the emergency room and was moved to the infirmary.

The main suspect in the shooting is Silva’s former business partner, Robson Freitas. Before receiving medical attention and being taken to hospital, Silva identified his attacker by name to local authorities.

According to the local police, Freitas was detained on Wednesday and taken to the Ciac Sul detention center. Authorities entered the suspect’s residence and confiscated .22 and .38 caliber revolvers. The case is being investigated by the state’s 12th District Police, according to a report in the Gazeta do Povo newspaper.

 

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