UPDATE: Mechanicsville man accused of attempted murder of ex-wife FR24 News English

John William Alvarado, 47, of Mechanicsville (2018 booking photo)

John William Alvarado, 47, of Mechanicsville (2018 booking photo)

UPDATE 06/23/2024 at 7:05 p.m.: On the evening of June 22, 2024, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a reported assault in the 45000 block of Nicholas Court in Lexington Park.

Deputies spoke with the victim, who told her she was supposed to meet her ex-husband, John William Alvarado, 47, of Mechanicsville. When the victim approached the suspect, Alvarado exited his vehicle, pointed a loaded handgun at the victim and began striking the victim with the handgun several times. Alvarado then discharged the handgun twice and fled the scene.

The victim was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Detectives from the Division of Criminal Investigation responded to continue the investigation, and the ensuing investigation revealed that Alvarado had a prior disqualifying criminal conviction that prohibited him from possessing firearms.

On June 23, 2024, detectives received an arrest warrant for Alvarado.

Detectives received information about Alvarado who was in the Leonardtown area and, with the assistance of deputies from the Patrol Division, a traffic stop was conducted during which the suspect was taken into custody.

John William Alvarado, 47, of Mechanicsville, was charged with:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Use of firearms during the commission of a violent crime
  • Illegal possession of regulated firearms
  • Loaded handgun on a person
  • Loaded handgun in vehicle
  • Reckless endangerment and related charges

Alvarado is currently being held at the Leonardtown Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

UPDATE 06/23/2024 at 6:00 p.m.: SMNEWSNET has learned that an arrest has been made and will release all information to the public as soon as it becomes available.

UPDATE 06/23/2024 at 4:15 p.m.: The suspect in the attack is still at large. SMNEWSNET has attempted to get an official statement from the Sheriff’s Office over the past six hours, but they are refusing to release ANY information about the incident. The description of the suspect is unknown. It is also unclear if the suspect is still in the area and if the public should exercise caution.

06/22/2024: On Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 9:46 p.m., police responded to the 45600 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills for a reported assault in progress with possible shots fired.

Police arrived on scene to find an adult female with a head injury following an assault. Officers located at least one shell casing at the scene.

Emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene and shortly after their arrival, a helicopter was requested for the victim.

EMS transported the patient to the Maryland State Police Aviation Hangar in Hollywood to meet Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 who transported the woman to a trauma center in the region.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and updates will be provided as they become available.

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