VIDEO: Police Investigating Assault in Mechanicsville in Which Two Victims and Two Suspects Are Flown to Trauma Centers

July 13, 2021

UPDATE 7/13/2021: On July 11, 2021, at approximately 8:03 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40400 block of Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported hit-and-run collision involving injury.

Preliminary investigation determined numerous suspects blocked a roadway and assaulted five victims who were in two separate vehicles, with baseball bats, pepper spray, a taser, as well as a handgun.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim’s vehicle, at which time the suspects began to actively assault the victims.

During the assault, shots were fired and the operator of one of the vehicles fled the area to escape the assault, and as a result a male suspect, age 49 of Prince George’s County, was struck by the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was ultimately flown to an area trauma center for treatment.

Two female victims ages 23 and 20 of Mechanicsville and Bushwood, were flown to area trauma centers for treatment of injuries sustained in the assault.

A female suspect, age 30 of Mechanicsville, was flown to an area trauma center for injuries sustained in the incident.

One handgun was recovered from the scene.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab personnel responded to the scene and continued the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Warren Forinash at (301) 475-4200 extension 78072 or by email at [email protected]

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

7/11/2021: On Sunday, July 11, 2021, at approximately 8:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to the area of 40450 Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Dispatchers advised they were taking numerous 911 calls reporting a large fight at the residence with possible shots fired. The suspect vehicle who struck the victim reportedly fled the scene.

All fire and rescue personnel were told to stage away from the area until the arrival of police.

A short time later, police told all rescue personnel to proceed in. Upon their arrival and assessment of the victims, emergency personnel requested additional ambulances and a helicopter. Two victims were later located at a residence a short distance away on Laurel Grove Road, and first two victims were located on Kavanagh Road.

Maryland State Police Helicopters Trooper 2, and Trooper 7 were requested and landed nearby.

Trooper 2 transported one adult male and one adult female to an area trauma center. Trooper 7 transported two adult females to an area trauma center.

Witnesses told SMNEWSNET a disturbance at a house party escalated into a fight, one man was reportedly run over by a vehicle, and multiple subjects got into a physical altercation, one suspect had a baseball bat and another suspect used mace/pepper spray.

As multiple suspects were assaulting one victim laying on the ground, a citizen fired a handgun multiple times in an attempt to end the assault. The witness reported once the citizen fired the weapon, the suspects ran away.

No one was shot, and no other victims were transported by emergency medical personnel.

It is unknown if any arrests were made.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, their Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab Technicians responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Crews from Hollywood and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments, along with St. Mary’s County Advanced Life Support, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hughesville, and Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squads responded to the scene.