Troopers: Three Delaware Men Held In Connection With Massachusetts Homicide

(L - R) Nicholas A. Mandato, Thomas J. Warner, Kenneth J. Pitts Jr.

Delaware – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have arrested three suspects in the June 6th 2017, shooting incident which resulted in the death of Bryce Finn, an 18-year-old Haverhill, Massachusetts man, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said on June 6, 2017, Bryce Finn was shot and killed when he answered his front door at his home in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The Essex District Attorney’s Office, Essex State Police Detective Unit and the Haverhill Police Department conducted an intensive investigation that ultimately yielded information about potential suspects in Delaware, according to Bratz. Investigators reached out to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit to coordinate the identification and apprehension of the suspects.

Bryce Finn

Detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit were contacted and through investigative measures assisted the Essex District Attorney’s Office, ESSEX State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill Police Department in the apprehension of the three suspects.

Nicholas A. Mandato, 20 of Dagsboro, Delaware was arrested on a warrant out of Haverhill District Court by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. He waived rendition and returned to Massachusetts yesterday.

Two additional suspects were arrested yesterday by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Thomas J. Warner, 21 of Selbyville, Delaware turned himself into the Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown and Kenneth J. Pitts, 18-year-old of Frankford, Delaware was arrested without incident in Bethany Beach, DE. They are in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, DE. In Delaware, all three suspects were charged with Fugitive-From-Another-State for the homicide in Massachusetts.

Finn’s mother, Megan Finn released a statement Thursday morning.

“What our family has gone through in the past year no family should ever be faced with. Our son Bryce brought happiness and love to so many lives and expected little in return.

There are no words to accurately convey the amount of joy that was wrenched from our lives beginning that horrible night more than a year ago. To our community, we ask that you honor Bryce’s memory by continuing his legacy of love.

Hug your kids, kiss your partner, help to take action to see that this never occurs in our community again. We wish to thank all those who have worked so tirelessly to make these arrests and hopefully be able to bring our family and our boy Bryce, Justice.”

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