31-year-old Watertown man charged in Rio nightclub shooting; five male victims released from hospitals

Julio Landron-Sanchez (Jefferson County Jail)

WATERTOWN, NY — The Watertown Police Department has released the mug shot of Julio E. Landron-Sanchez, 31, of 207 Wealtha Dr., Apt. 610B, Watertown.

He is charged with five felony counts of second-degree assault and a single felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following the early Saturday morning shooting in the 100 block of Franklin Street.

He is accused of discharging a loaded firearm which struck five men at about 1:18 a.m. Saturday at the Rio nightclub, 136 Franklin St., according to court documents.

All five male victims were treated at hospitals and released on Saturday, police said. The identities of the victims were withheld by police.

Mr. Landron-Sanchez was arraigned at 1 p.m. Saturday before City Judge Eugene R. Renzi who sent him to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

According to Jefferson County jail records, Mr. Landron-Sanchez was born in Puerto Rico and he listed his occupation as laborer.