Suspect in Holyoke shooting surrenders

Kermith Alvarez


Staff Report

Published: 11-03-2023 10:23 AM

HOLYOKE — A third suspect sought for weeks by police for his alleged involvement in the Oct. 4 shooting in which an unborn child was killed has turned himself in to authorities, the Hampden District Attorney’s office reported.

Kermith Alvarez, 28, of Holyoke, had been on the run since the shooting and was subsequently placed on the Massachusetts State Police 10 most wanted list. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Holyoke District Court on a charge of murder.

Two other suspects, Johnluis Sanchez, 30, and Alejandro Ramos, 22, both of Holyoke, were arraigned previously on a charge of murder and are being held without the right to bail. They were both scheduled for a court appearance Friday.

The shooting occurred on Sargeant Street at 12:38 p.m. on Oct. 4. Police say the three men were involved in an altercation and shots were fired. Authorities say one of the rounds struck a public transportation bus and a woman eight months pregnant who was on board. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition. She survived and is now recuperating at home, but efforts to save the life of her infant were unsuccessful.

The incident is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Holyoke Police Department.