RIVERSIDE: Victim in critical condition, suspect arrested, after Arlington South shooting

RIVERSIDE — A victim was critically injured when he was shot during an altercation Saturday evening, Nov. 25. The shooting happened at the intersection of Aralia Drive and Gibson Street, in the Arlington South neighborhood of Riverside.

After an investigation, officers arrested Mark Kent Pritos McMichael, 35, of Riverside. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder. He was also booked for possession of methamphetamine.

Michael McMartin was arrested after allegedly shooting a man in the Arlington South neighborhood of Riverside, Nov. 25. RPD photo

City of Riverside Police and Fire officials and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene just after 8:30 p.m., after receiving reports of the shooting and a man down at the location.

When they arrived, officials located a male victim down in the roadway, according to a Riverside PD social media release. The man had been shot and was unresponsive.

The victim, who has not been identified publicly, was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Detectives and other personnel from the department’s Robbery – Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

During their investigation, detectives determined the victim had been in a physical altercation with McMichael just before the alleged suspect shot him.

Riverside PD’s investigation is active and ongoing.

An online jail records search revealed McMicheal remains in custody, held on $1 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall Of Justice, Nov. 29.

Detectives have asked that anyone with information regarding this incident or who witnessed the shooting or altercation leading up to it is encouraged to contact Detective Karla Beler at (951) 353-7138 or by email or Detective Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105 or by emailCallers can refer to incident file number P17212801 and can remain anonymous. Citizens can also anonymously provide tips at RPD Tips or utilize the department’s recently unveiled mobile app “Submit at Tip” feature.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 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 14 grandchildren.

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