One dead after triple shooting, officials seeking Perris suspect

PERRIS — Authorities are searching for a Perris man they allege shot two men and a woman, Friday evening, Aug. 3. One of the trio shot later died from his injuries, according to sheriff’s officials. The deadly triple shooting happened in a residential neighborhood on the 21000 block of Martin St., between Brown and Haines Streets, in Perris.


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Deputies assigned to the Perris Police Station responded to the scene about 7:50 p.m., after receiving reports of the shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Brosche explained in a press release after the incident.

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When they arrived, officials found a chaotic scene and two men and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. All three victims were rushed to an area hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.

“Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Emanuel Govea, 24 years, died from injuries sustained during the shooting,” Brosche explained. “The other two victims remain at the hospital where they are recovering from their injuries.”

Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Perris Station and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During their subsequent investigation officials interviewed witnesses, developed leads, and gathered information that led them to identify Raul Vega, 47, of Perris, as the alleged shooter.

Despite their efforts, officials have not yet located Vega. He reportedly fled the scene of the shooting in a 2002, silver Honda Accord, with a CA license plate of 4XLE473.

Officials are searching for Raul Vega, after they say he shot three people, killing a Perris resident. RSO image

Vega is considered armed and dangerous, according to Brosche, who explained that all investigative leads are being followed up on in an effort to locate and arrest Vega.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Tinker at the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PC182150068 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of 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 his “fluid family” boasts 13 children and 14 – soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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