The investigation into the murder of a 33-year-old Colorado City man continued Thursday, as an autopsy was performed and the homicide suspect remained in Scurry County Jail.
That’s according to Snyder Police Chief Terry Luecke, who noted Robert Silva’s death occurred at a motel in the 1000 block of 25th Street.
Accused of murdering Siliva is Nicole Mann, a 24-year-old Snyder woman whose bond has been set at $100,000. She hadn't bailed out of Scurry County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.
Mann was arrested Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop after Snyder police connected her to Silva’s death. Silva died from a gunshot wound, police have said.
According to police reports, the shooting came after an altercation between Mann, Silva and an unidentified 28-year-old man at the 25th Street motel.
Police have declined to say exactly what happened before Mann allegedly shot and killed Silva.
Snyder police have said additional information will be released as it becomes available.
A 33-year-old Colorado City man is dead – and a 24-year-old Snyder woman has been arrested and charged with murder.
Nicole Mann was arrested Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop after Snyder police connected her to Robert Silva’s death. Mann's bond has been set at $100,000, according to a Snyder police email received late Wednesday afternoon.
Silva died from a gunshot wound, police have said.
According to police reports, the shooting came after an altercation between Mann, Silva and an unidentified 28-year-old man on 25th street in Snyder.
According to the release, Snyder police were called to the 1000 block of 25th Street at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report that someone had been shot. When police arrived, they found Silva with a gunshot wound to an unspecified area.
Silva was pronounced dead at Cogdell Hospital in Snyder.
At 4:56 p.m. Tuesday, Snyder police investigator Mike Counts made a traffic stop for a violation in the 200 block of North Old Lubbock Highway. Inside the vehicle, Counts found an unidentified 28-year-old male driver and Mann.
“Through further investigation the female passenger (Mann) was identified as the person involved in the shooting that had taken place in the 1000 block of 25th Street,” the news release said.
Mann was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Mann remained in Scurry County Jail on Wednesday. It is unclear the amount of her bond.
It marks the second time in three months that a woman has been charged with murder in Snyder.
Casandra Lopez, 19, remains in Scurry County Jail for the murder of Omar Diaz, her 21-year-old boyfriend who was found dead in his Snyder residence on March 22. Authorities found Lopez in Ohio after she had fled.
KTXS will bring you updates as they become available.