RIVERSIDE: Man shot multiple times dies at hospital, officials investigating

RIVERSIDE — Details are still emerging, but officials have confirmed they are investigating the shooting death of a man that happened on the 3500 block of Eucalyptus Avenue near Fifth Street in Riverside. According to officials, the victim was shot multiple times, early Saturday morning, Jan. 20.

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Riverside Police and Fire personnel and other emergency first responders were dispatched to a home about 2:46 a.m., after City of Riverside’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding a shooting that just occurred at the home.

When officials arrived they found a Hispanic male adult at the home who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

After paramedics stabilized the victim, American Medical Response medics rushed him to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.

Officials have not released the victim’s name or any other information, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family.

Detectives from Riverside PD’s Robbery – Homicide Unit and Gang Intelligence Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by members of the department’s Forensics Unit, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials.

While officials worked at the crime scene, Eucalyptus Avenue was blocked off by crime scene tape and officials could be seen throughout the morning and well into the afternoon searching for, documenting and collecting evidence, talking to area residents and searching for possible witnesses. The roadway, which was closed between Fifth and Sixth Streets, was reopened several hours later.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135 or Detective Karla Corbett at (951) 353-7134. Callers can refer to incident file number P18012311 and can remain anonymous. Tipsters can also contact Riverside PD by email or use the department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature.

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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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