Suspect Charged for Double Homicide

June 6, 2000

Thursday, June 1, 2000

"Suspect Charged for Double Homicide"

Los Angeles – On January 31, 2000 at approximately 11:30 p.m., 23 year-old Cher Mitchell was standing near a parked vehicle occupied by 17 year-old Melody Brewer, in the 700 block of West 15th street, when a male suspect approached and shot both victims for no apparent reason. Both victims died as a result of the shooting.

Homicide Detectives from Harbor Operations Support Division are conducting the investigation. Nicolas Mano, DOB 10/30/72, has been identified as the suspect in this shooting.

On June 2, 2000, the District Attorney’s Office filed two counts of murder against Nicolas Mano, with special circumstances. The suspect is currently in jail for an unrelated narcotics charge.

For further information regarding this matter, please contact the Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

Press Release prepared by Officer Funes, Media Relations Section.

For Release 11:00 am PDT
June 6, 2000