Video: 2 men arrested in Diplomat brawl, shooting

January 16, 2019 05:15 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Two Rochester men have been arrested in connection to a shooting at the Diplomat Banquet Center in Rochester early Sunday morning.

Rochester Police say that 39-year-old Yamil Maldonado is charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.


Gates Police arrested Isaac Dominguez-Gomez, 26, and charged him with riot in the second degree and disorderly conduct.

Police Chief James VanBrederode said that fights broke out during a Hispanic concert both inside the facility and outside in the parking lot. 

The crowd took control of the bar inside, hurling bottles indiscriminately and hitting one 26-year-old woman in the head who was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

A 22-year-old male was knocked unconscious during a fist fight in the parking lot and also was taken to Strong.

Maldonado is accused of possessing an illegal firearm and firing it inside and outside the Diplomat several times. He was arraigned and remanded to Monroe County Jail with no bail as he is a predicate felon.

Dominguez-Gomez engaged in a large fight and intentionally caused harm to others according to investigators.

He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Gates Court at a later date. 

Gates Police is still searching for a second shooter. 


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