Canandaigua man charged in homicide

A second suspect remained at large Thursday after a search in the Waterloo area was called off

Observer-Dispatch
Travon D. Golden

State police investigators have charged a 22-year-old Canandaigua man with murder in connection to the death of an Oneida Castle resident earlier this week.

Travon D. Golden was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday. The charge stems from an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Tyler A. McBain, who was found dead Tuesday in his 91 Seneca Ave. apartment after reports of an assault, troopers said.

Witnesses reportedly heard an argument in the upstairs apartment and saw a male running from the victim’s residence and fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.

A downstairs resident went upstairs and found McBain assaulted and bleeding, Trooper Jack Keller said. The cause of death is under investigation.

State police from Troops E and T assisted with the investigation after it was learned that the possible suspect vehicle may have headed back to the Rochester area.

Troopers spotted the suspects' SUV with two men inside on the Thruway and chased it. State police caught Golden after the SUV crashed in Junius, off Route 318.

Troopers called off the search for a second suspect Wednesday in Waterloo and Junius because they believe he left that part of the Finger Lakes. As of Thursday afternoon, state police are still searching for the second suspect, described as a thin Black man who may be wearing dark-colored clothes.

Residents living near the Waterloo Premium Outlets were told to stay inside Tuesday afternoon as multiple law-enforcement agencies were lined up along Route 318  watching the woods and houses.

Troopers say the investigation is still ongoing.

Includes reporting from news partner, News 10NBC