Mira Loma shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

MIRA LOMA — Authorities are investigating a double shooting that left one victim dead late Tuesday evening, Jan. 1. The deadly shooting happened in the 6500 block of Frank Ave., near 64th and 65th streets, in the Mira Loma area of Jurupa Valley. A second man shot survived his injuries and is expected to recover.


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Deputies were dispatched to the area about 10:50 p.m., after receiving reports of “shots fired,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez later said of the incident.

When deputies arrived they located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and in traumatic full arrest. Officials immediately requested paramedics to the scene to treat the critically injured victim. AMR rushed the man to an area hospital with CPR and other life-saving efforts in progress, where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to Ramirez.

Deputies secured the area, cordoning off a large area with caution tape and designating the entire area a crime scene. They then requested additional personnel and resources to the location to assist with the investigation.

Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s investigators soon arrived and assumed the investigation.

As the homicide investigation was getting underway, officials learned a second man who was also suffering from gunshot wounds had been brought to another local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Investigators quickly determined that based on witness statements and evidence located at the scene that both victims were shot during the same incident.

The deceased victim’s name has not been released, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family. The second victim, a 20-year-old man, remains hospitalized and his condition has been listed as stable.

Forensic technicians from the Sheriff’s Forensic Services Bureau along with other officials were later seen searching for, documenting, photographing, and collecting, various items of evidence.

The Sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and Ramirez said officials would not be releasing any further information or details at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station at (951) 955-2600 or Investigator Gomez with the Central Homicide Unit at (760) 766-5914. Callers can refer to incident file number JV190010154 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year 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 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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