PERRIS: Man dead after shooting, officials investigating
PERRIS — Officials are investigating a shooting that left a man dead Sunday evening, Apr. 8. The victim was fatally shot on the 2000 block of N. Perris Boulevard in Perris and died later at an area hospital, according to sheriff’s officials, who have released almost no other details regarding the shooting or their ongoing investigation.
Deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Police Station responded to reports of a shooting about 6:50 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ben Ramirez explained in a written press release early yesterday morning. When they arrived, deputies found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound.
“The male was medically treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to an area hospital,” said Ramirez. “The male succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”
Officials have not released the victim’s name or any other details other than to state that Perris PD and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
The sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and according to officials, no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Pike at the Perris Police Station at (951) 210-1000 or Investigator Dickey at the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PE180980085 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.
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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and 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.