HEMET: Man detained after stabbing at apartment complex

HEMET — Officials are investigating a stabbing that happened earlier this evening at the Green Tree Park Apartments in Hemet. The complex is located on the 1000 block of Devonshire Ave., between N. Lyon and N. Palm Avenues.

The victim, who was reportedly stabbed in the chest, was later transported to an area hospital and the alleged suspect was detained at gunpoint. It was not immediately known what led to the reported stabbing or if the alleged assailant was arrested.

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City of Hemet Police and Fire personnel, along with other emergency first responders were dispatched to the apartment complex shortly before 6 p.m., after receiving reports of a stabbing at the location.

An ambulance heads to an area hospital with a victim who was reportedly stabbed in the chest this afternoon. Timothy Franzese/Public Safety Incidents photo

When the first officer arrived at the scene just moments later, he spotted the alleged suspect and held him at gunpoint, while requesting priority emergency response from other officers still headed to the scene.

Other officers quickly converged on the complex with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Once additional officers arrived, they detained the alleged suspect without further incident. Officers quickly determined the victim, described as a black male, had left the location and was last seen walking away from the apartment complex.

Officers immediately fanned out in the area and began searching for the victim, while fire and paramedics staged nearby.

An officer eventually located the victim about a mile away, at a gas station on the corner of N. State St. and E. Latham Ave.

Paramedics determined the victim had been stabbed in the chest and AMR medics rushed him to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley for further evaluation and treatment.

Hemet PD has not yet released any information regarding their investigation, which is active and ongoing.

 

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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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