DA Confirms Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Bradford Man

The Essex County District Attorney’s office this morning confirmed the shooting death of 18-year-old Bryce Finn last night at his Bradford home.

As WHAV first reported last night, Finn graduated with the Haverhill High School class of 2017 last week. He was shot in the chest by an unknown gunman around 9:30 when he answered his door at 54 Rainbow Drive. He was taken to Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill where he was pronounced dead, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett.

“Investigators do not believe this was a random act,” Kimball-Monahan said. The shooting is under investigation by the Essex State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill Police and there have been no arrests.

Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro personally went to the home, but officers set up yellow crime scene tape in front of the home and would not let a reporter pass. Police cars and tape sealed access between South Riverview Street and Sunrise Drive, restricting neighbors’ vehicles from entering or leaving the street.

“A car pulled up. He came to the door and they shot him,” said one neighbor, who asked not to be identified. Other neighbors in the usually quiet, middle-income neighborhood, said they were rattled by the events. One would only say, “I hope God is with him and his family.” All declined to speculate on a motive for the shooting.

Haverhill High School Principal Beth Kitsos issued a statement this morning.

“Bryce, like many young people today, faced challenges growing up. Our experiences here at Haverhill High School essentially showed he was a young man who kept a low profile. These tragic events in a young person’s life have an adverse effect on many young people but also deeply affect all in the school system that work so hard to help young men and women as they navigate through the process of growing up,” Kitsos said.

One thought on “DA Confirms Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Bradford Man

  1. Sadly, violent crime is becoming the norm here in Haverhill and it’s surrounding towns. what is surprising is the most of the city’s leaders have their heads up their rear ends. Let’s worry about loading zones and one way streets and telling developers how to build their projects. They had better start to pay attention and fast before it gets out of control.