There have been two major updates in the homicide investigation, which resulted in a crash and manhunt near the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall in Junius.
The day after the alleged homicide in Oneida, Travon Golden, 22, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree murder.
Police say an autopsy conducted by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Tyler McBain, who was found dead inside his apartment, died from one gunshot wound to his upper-torso.
Police ask anyone who may have photos, dash-cam video, or information regarding the two black males seen running from a 2017 black Ford Explorer that crashed near the intersection of Nine Foot Road and State Route 318 on Tuesday around 2:45 p.m. to contact investigators at (315) 366-6000.
No other information was immediately available from police.
Update: Wednesday AM
The manhunt in Junius for a person wanted for questioning in connection to a homicide in Oneida County has ended in Waterloo. However, the suspect is not in custody at this time.
On Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. state police were called for the report of a physical assault that had occurred at an apartment in Oneida County.
When EMS and troopers arrived, they discovered 22-year-old Tyler A. McBain dead. He was a resident of that apartment unit, according to troopers.
Investigators said on Tuesday that they were interviewing neighbors and witnesses who heard an argument that occurred in the upstairs apartment, then observed a male running from the victim’s residence and getting into a dark-colored SUV.
The SUV left the scene and wasn’t seen again in the area.
That’s when troopers say they learned that the SUV might be headed back toward the Rochester-area. Troopers from other areas – Troops E and T – were assisting with the investigation, which picked up steam during the late-afternoon hours when a dark-colored SUV crashed into a field near the Waterloo Premium Outlets after being chased from Thruway.
Troopers confirmed to reporters on the ground that the vehicle was the one wanted in connection with the homicide investigation.
There were two occupants, one of which was captured. The other remained at-large as of Wednesday morning.
“These individuals are wanted for questioning on a homicide so when we’re looking for somebody like that, they are considered dangerous,” New York State Police Captain Barry Chase said. “The Seneca County 911 center put that out that’s just normal procedure, that’s what they do with something like this. We did have a procedure in place for mall security here, so we were monitoring this but we didn’t feel it was needed to close the mall down.”
A massive police presence was seen in the area of Nine Foot Road and State Route 318. A field across from the Waterloo Premium Outlets was at the heart of the search. Law enforcement personnel could be seen lining that field with long-guns Tuesday evening. However, by Wednesday morning the police presence was gone.
By afternoon, troopers said the search for the suspect in the Waterloo area was over.
Police say they consider the suspect ‘on the run’, and that he should be considered dangerous. It’s unknown if the individual is armed.
That said, the identity of the individual has not been released.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide investigation should contact troopers in Oneida at (315) 366-6000.
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