Search continues for second suspect in Oneida Castle homicide

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ONEIDA CASTLE — The search for the second suspect in the Oneida Castle homicide remains ongoing this morning.

Meanwhile, state police said an autopsy determined that 22-year-old Tyler McBain was killed by a single gunshot to the upper torso. Funeral arrangements for McBain remain incomplete through Campbell-Dean Funeral Home in Oneida.

Troopers said McBain was shot in his upstairs apartment at 91 Seneca Ave. Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers said a downstairs neighbor heard the ruckus and saw one man fleeing the residence. The neighbor then found McBain dead upstairs.

Authorities said the suspect climbed into a waiting SUV, where he joined with a second man, and the two of them fled west on the Thruway. State police caught up with the pair in Seneca County, where the SUV crashed.

Troopers said 22-year-old Travon Golden, of Canandaigua, was caught shortly after the crash, while the other suspect fled into the woods. The search remains ongoing for the other suspect.

Golden has been charged with second-degree murder, authorities said. He was arraigned in court and was sent to county jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court.

Authorities have not released Golden’s specific role in the homicide, whether he was triggerman or accomplice.

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