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Geneva man pleads guilty to Auburn shooting: Will be sentenced later this year

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Zachariah McKoy, 30, has entered a guilty plea to two felony charges relating to a June 2022 shootout that left an employee of the Lavish Lounge Bar & Restaurant injured.

The Citizen reported the court outcome, which stemmed from an incident at 288 Genesee Street, where McKoy fired a loaded 40-caliber pistol at an employee.


The employee was determined to be an “innocent bystander,” having no involvement in the preceding altercation.

The employee, having suffered multiple gunshot wounds, needed emergency surgery.

McKoy, whose address was previously listed as 78 Garden Street in Geneva, admitted to first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Cayuga County Court on Thursday.

The presiding judge, Thomas Leone, is slated to sentence him on Dec. 21 to 14 years in state prison along with five years of post-release supervision, with the sentences to run concurrently.