Jul 11, 2018

Attempted murder suspect who allegedly used a chainsaw on the lam




Today, at approximately 3:00pm, officers responded to the 7700 block of Milton Ave. in the City of Whittier regarding an attempted murder stemming from a domestic violence incident. When officers arrived they found a female adult suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw.  The victim was transported to a local trauma center and her current condition is unknown.


Detectives have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez of Whittier.  Alvarez is described as a male Hispanic, 5’ 3”, 130lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown “Hurley” t-shirt and dark jeans. He is believed to be driving a stolen 2004 Mercury Mountaineer, SUV, 4-door, blue/tan in color with California license plate number 8ABD233.

Though the chainsaw has been recovered, Alvarez is to be considered armed and dangerous. If you know of his whereabouts, do not approach and call 911.  If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Whittier Police Department Detective Bureau at 562 567-9299. For media inquiries only, please contact Public Information Officer John Scoggins at 562 244-0045.
-Whittier Police Department-


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