BREAKING: “Huge” Menifee house party turns tragic after man shot and killed

MENIFEE — Details are beginning to emerge after a large house party in Menifee left one person dead. According to residents who live on the street where the deadly incident happened, the owners of the residence – located on the 27100 block of Michener Drive, between Cleary Street and Blume Circle – were out of town when the party and fatal shooting happened.


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Although officials have released very little information about the incident and their ongoing investigation, witnesses at the scene reported that between 100 and 200 people were at the house party when the shooting happened.

Area residents also reported seeing one person detained in the back of a patrol vehicle; however, it is not yet known if anyone has been identified or arrested in relation to the victim’s death.

Deputies from Menifee Police Department, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire personnel and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the residence where the shooting happened around midnight, after receiving multiple reports of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Official radio traffic at the time indicated that while deputies were racing to the home, firefighters, paramedics, and ambulance crews were instructed to stage in the area, until deputies could arrive and secure the scene. Initial, conflicting 911 reports of the incident advised one male victim had either been shot or stabbed.

When deputies arrived at the chaotic scene they found the mortally wounded victim.

“Officers located a male who was shot and died a short time after,” Riverside Sheriff’s Department wrote in a Twitter release shortly before 3 a.m.

Officials have not released the victim’s name or age, pending further investigation and notification of the person’s family.

“Homicide investigators are responding,” wrote RSO, explaining, “No further info available till a PR is released.”

This is a developing story that will be updated as information becomes available.

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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 several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.

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