UPDATE: HEMET: Victim ID’d in fatal shooting

UPDATE: 11/21/2016 12:15 p.m.

HEMET – Hemet police officials have identified the victim who was fatally shot on a Hemet street last night as 32-year-old, Jabarge Singleton. Singleton was shot about 10 p.m., in the 300 block of N. Hamilton Avenue, just north of Rosalia Avenue in Hemet.

Responding officers found Singleton unresponsive in the roadway. He was not breathing and had no pulse. Officers and paramedics made life-saving efforts and he was transported to Hemet Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Hemet police detectives and other officials responded to the scene and are following up on leads and witness information in attempt to identify the suspect or suspects involved in this case.

This is an active investigation and a motive has not been determined at this time.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective G. Alvarez at (951) 765-2426. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Officers arrived within one minute of the dispatched call and immediately began CPR and cordoned off the crime scene area. Dillon Meighan/Hemet Valley News photo

HEMET – A victim was shot in the area of N. Hamilton and Rosalia Avenues Sunday, Nov. 20.

The victim, who has not been identified, was shot by unknown suspect(s) in the roadway on Hamilton Avenue just north of the intersection of Rosalia Avenue.

Hemet police officers and other emergency first responders rushed to the area after City of Hemet emergency dispatchers received the several calls at 10:01 p.m., from citizens reporting the shooting. The callers told dispatchers there was a victim down in the roadway who had been shot and was non-responsive.

The first responding officer arrived less than one minute after the call was dispatched. He was flagged down by a crowd of witnesses and bystanders who heard the shot(s) fired and were crowded around the victim. Witnesses reported hearing a vehicle speed off after the shooting occurred.

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Paramedics rush the shooting victim to a waiting ambulance while still performing CPR. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

Officers immediately began CPR on the victim who had no pulse and was not breathing.

Paramedics later took over CPR and began treating the gunshot victim in the pouring rain, while other officers quickly cordoned off the area and began to search for the suspect vehicle.

AMR medics transported the person to a local hospital, with City of Hemet firefighter/paramedics on board the ambulance still performing CPR. The current status of the victim is not known at this time.

Hemet police detectives and forensic technicians have been called to the scene to assume the investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed the shooting is encouraged to contact Hemet police officials at (951) 765-2400. Callers can remain anonymous.

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This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as they become available.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.


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