Syracuse man arrested in connection with Oneida Castle homicide

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New York State Police have arrested a former local high school athlete in connection with the murder of an Oneida Castle man.

State Police arrested Romero Collier, 23, of Syracuse, for murder in the second degree.

Collier is accused of robbing the victim, 22-year-old Tyler McBain, with Travon D. Golden, who had previously been arrested in connection with the homicide.

The victim, McBain, was shot in the torso during the robbery, which caused his death.

According to state police, Collier and Golden traveled nearly 100 miles on the Thruway before crashing an SUV near the Waterloo Premium Outlets.

Golden was arrested not long after the crash, but Collier had been on the run for more than a week.

With the help of witnesses and neighbors in other communities, multiple police agencies were able to track him down on Thursday.

Collier was also a former NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week in 2015 and played basketball and football at Henninger High School.

Collier was taken to the Oneida County Jail for arraignment.

State police are still investigating the murder of Tyler McBain and want anyone with information to call them at 315-366-6000. Calls can remain anonymous.


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