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Troopers Make Three Arrests in Massachusetts Homicide


Date Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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.

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. Investigators reached out to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit to coordinate the identification and apprehension of the suspects.

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 in to 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.

Please contact Carrie Kimball-Monahan, Director of Communications Essex District Attorney’s Office978-745-6610 ext. 5078 Cell: 978-407-0629.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071218 1141

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