3 Out-of-State Suspects Arrested in Connection to Fatal Shooting of Haverhill, Mass. Teen

Bryce Finn, 18, was shot and killed at his front door just days after graduating high school in June 2017

What to Know

  • Bryce Finn, 18, was killed in June 2017 after he was shot at his front door.
  • Three suspects, ages 18 to 21, were arrested July 11, 2018 in connection to the fatal shooting.
  • The suspects are all from Delaware.

Officials arrested three men from Delaware in the fatal shooting death of a Haverhill, Massachusetts, teen who was killed at his front door in June 2017.

Nicholas Mandato, 20, was arraigned Thursday afternoon at the Haverhill District Court for the death of 18-year-old Bryce Finn. Mandato was arrested on a warrant out of Haverhill by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.

The young victim's life was cut short when he answered a knock on the door and was shot in the chest just days after graduating from Haverhill High School.

"He was just planning his future and then his future was just taken from him," Christina Mazzone, Finn's neighbor, said.

The two other suspects, Thomas Warner, 21, and Kenneth Pitts, 18, are being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, Delaware awaiting an arraignment.

Warner turned himself in to Delaware State Police and Pitts was arrested without incident. It's unclear if any of the accused have attorneys.

A motive for the fatal shooting remains unclear.

In a statement, Finn's mother told NBC10 Boston that her family was grateful to law enforcement officials for the arrest.

"What our family has gone through in the past year no family should ever be faced with," Meagan Finn said. "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."

Mandato is being held without bail until his next court date in August.

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