UPDATE: Police arrest Town of Watertown man in State Street shooting case

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 10:44 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Watertown City Police arrested a man for an alleged shooting that happened in the city Saturday night.

City Police arrested 49-year-old Marcus Christopher Taylor, of 24907 State Route 12. He was taken into custody at that Town of Watertown address at 10 o’clock Saturday night. Taylor is accused of shooting another man in the legs near the intersection of State Street and William Street in the city.

49-year-old Marcus Taylor arrested for alleged State Street shooting
49-year-old Marcus Taylor arrested for alleged State Street shooting(Watertown City Police)

Police say the shooting took place around 9:40 PM.

The 29-year-old victim was hospitalized for his injuries but is alive.

Police charged Taylor with assault in the 1st degree and criminal use of a firearm in the 1st degree, both Class B felonies. He was being held for arraignment as of 4:30 AM.

State Street was closed for a few hours near where the shooting happened. It had reopened as of 1 AM.

Watertown City Police was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Metro Jefferson Drug Task Force, the Watertown City Fire Department, and Guilfoyle Emergency Medical Service.

If you have any info on this shooting, city police ask that you call them at 315-782-2233.