PERRIS: Deputies investigating family disturbance shoot, injure gun-wielding man

PERRIS — A man armed with a firearm was shot by deputies investigating reports of a family disturbance at a Perris residence last night. The man, who was struck by deputies’ gunfire at a home on the 1100 block of Camino Del Sol, survived the shooting with non-life-threatening injuries, according to sheriff’s officials.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Police Station were dispatched to the home about 9:20 p.m., Friday, Apr. 13, after receiving unspecified reports of a disturbance between family members at the location, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Willison explained the morning after the shooting.

When deputies arrived at the scene they “observed a male suspect holding a firearm,” said Willison.

“Officers gave verbal commands and instructed the male to drop the firearm,” Willison explained. “The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and pointed the firearm towards the officers, resulting in an officer involved shooting.”

In spite of being struck by at least one of the rounds fired at him, the man “remained uncooperative” with deputies – refusing to listen to or obey their commands, at which time a Sheriff’s K-9 was deployed to help take the confrontational and injured man into custody.

Once he was in custody, AMR medics transported the injured suspect to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released, pending further investigation.

After the shooting, investigators from the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave per department policy and their names will not be released at this time, according to Willison, who explained no deputies or other citizens were injured as a result of the incident and shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Stoyer at (951) 888-1108 or Perris Sheriff’s Station Investigator Salisbury at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PE181030137 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips 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.

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