YOKO publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.
Preferred NameYokoCityNew Orleans
Legal NameStateLA
Age30Gender IdentityNonbinary
RaceBlackDate of Death09/19/2023

Crime Category: Accident | Weapon Used: Vehicular Homicide

On September 19th, 2023, in New Orleans, LA, Yoko (YOUONLYKNOWONE) was hit on her scooter in an intersection by a man driving a stolen car. The incident appears to have been an accident.

Advocate: “YOKO, whose name stood for “You Only Know One,” was hit by an SUV when driving a motor scooter the evening of September 19 in New Orleans. YOKO was knocked off the scooter and died at the scene, and the SUV driver kept on going,”

Report: “According to the NOPD, the driver of the scooter was headed northbound on Franklin when the SUV pulled away from a nearby business and struck them while turning from northbound Franklin onto westbound Filmore.

The impact knocked the driver off the scooter with such force they died at the scene.”

Location: Intersection of Franklin and Filmore avenues, New Orleans, LA, at about 5:45 p.m.

Personal Information:

Yoko, who referred to her given name as, I***i on her personal website, was a talented and prolific artist. She was known for her gothic style, paintings, music, fashion, photography, modeling and as a tattoo artist.

Yoko: “My favorite thing to do is create, if you can’t tell. However, I attribute that compulsiveness to the lineage of creatives in my family that have gotten me to where I am today.”

YOKO publicly provided by Instagram.
Instagram: Yoko

Murder Suspect:

Bryan C. Mitchell

35 | Black

Motive: Unknown

Charged: Murder

Hate Crime: No

Last Public Update: 02/01/2024

Current Status: Awaiting Trial

Case ID: 560018

Arrest Date: 03/27/2023

Orleans Parish, New Orleans, LA


Report: “[P]olice said 35-year-old Bryan Mitchell Sr. had been taken into custody and booked into jail on one count of fatal hit-and-run driving, one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, as well as multiple fugitive warrants.

Police say Mitchell was traveling in the suspect vehicle, pulled over along I-10 early Wednesday morning changing a flat tire when he was detained.”

Mitchell has a long criminal history. Arrests.org captures his arrests since 2015, mostly for disturbing the peace and robbery.

He is being help under $250,000.00 and $50,000.00 bail, respectively.

News Timeline: 09/19/2023 | 09/21/2023 | 10/03/2023 | 10/04/2023

Case: 560018 – Bryan Mitchell – Yoko. (2023, November 17). Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. https://www.opso.us/dcktmstr/666666.php?&docase=560018

Arrests.org – Bryan C. Mitchell – Yoko. (2023). Arrests.Org. https://louisiana.arrests.org/Arrests/Bryan_Mitchell_48221598/

Carroll, M. (2023, September 21). NOPD arrested suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash – Yoko. WDSU ABC 6. https://www.wdsu.com/article/new-orleans-hit-and-run-death/45244737#

Daley, K. (2023, September 19). New Orleans artist, DJ killed in hit-and-run crash involving stolen car; suspect arrested – Yoko. FOX 8. https://www.fox8live.com/2023/09/21/person-scooter-struck-killed-gentilly-by-hit-and-run-driver-stolen-suv-nopd-says/

Killett, G. (2023, September 21). SUV driver arrested in fatal scooter crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police say – Yoko. NOLA. https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/suv-driver-arrested-in-fatal-scooter-crash-in-gentilly/article_d5d4e56a-58cb-11ee-967b-032b1434810a.html

Ring, T. (2023, October 4). Nonbinary New Orleans Artist and DJ, YOKO, Killed in Hit-and-Run. Advocate. https://www.advocate.com/crime/yoko-nonbinary-new-orleans-artist

Yoko. (2023a). Yoko’s personal website. https://web.archive.org/web/20230226032626/https://youonlyknowone.com/

Yoko. (2023b). youonlyknowone.exe – Instagram Yoko. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/youonlyknowone.exe/

YOKO. (2023, October). YOKO: 1993-2023 – Personal Story. Antigravity Magazine. https://antigravitymagazine.com/feature/yoko-1993-2023/

Images are publicly available through public sources, personal posts, family members and information websites as well as stills from cited videos and news websites. Images are digitally enhanced for artistic purposes. All information is accurate to the best of the author’s knowledge at time of publishing. Updates will be made as needed.