Oneida police: 2 men charged after shots fired during robbery

Photos courtesy of Oneida police -- Zachary Millson, left, and Joseph Macri.

Two men have been charged following an armed robbery investigation in Oneida.

Posted: Mar 1, 2021 4:59 PM

ONEIDA, N.Y. – Two men have been charged following an armed robbery investigation in Oneida.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Washington Avenue on Feb. 24 around 7 p.m., after receiving a report of shots fired in the area.

Police say the incident was a drug deal that went wrong and turned into an armed robbery. No one was injured, according to police.

The two suspects fled the scene in a dark blue Nissan Altima. The vehicle was found empty on Mill Street a short time later, and seized as evidence.

On Friday, Oneida police arrested 22-year-old Zachary Millson, of Oneida, and 21-year-old Joseph Macri, of Vernon. Both are charged with first-degree robbery, fourth-degree conspiracy and petit larceny. Macri is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Both men were arraigned and remanded to the Madison County jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond. They will appear in court at a later date.

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