Jurupa Valley shooting leaves one dead

JURUPA VALLEY — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was shot multiple times in Jurupa Valley Friday afternoon, Jan. 4. The fatal shooting happened in the 6000 block of Smith Ave., southeast of Limonite and Wineville avenues. Officials have said they have no suspects in custody and that there is no immediate threat to public safety, but are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating those involved in the shooting.

Press Enterprise reported the day of the incident that the victim was killed with a shotgun in a drive by shooting, but sheriff’s officials have not yet publicly confirmed that fact. (See PE social media post below.)

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Deputies assigned to Jurupa Valley Police Station were dispatched to the residential neighborhood between 63rd and 64th streets about 1:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a man who had been shot, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche said as the homicide investigation was getting underway.

“When deputies arrived, they located an adult male victim deceased from multiple gunshot wounds,” Brosche explained. The victim’s name has not been released, pending further investigation and notification of his family.

Officials are investigating the shooting death of a man in Jurupa Valley. Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG photo

Deputies quickly set up caution tape and designated the street and surrounding area a crime scene, as area residents watched in shock as the scene unfolded on their street. Based on the circumstances, Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and Jurupa Valley PD investigators responded to the neighborhood and assumed the investigation, which lasted the remainder of the evening and into the next morning.

As the investigation was continuing, dozens of crime scene markers littered the roadway; as deputies, investigators, and forensic technicians searched for, documented, photographed, and collected, what appeared to be spent shell casings and other items of evidentiary value.

Officials have not yet provided any details regarding what may have led to the deadly shooting, and have provided no descriptions of the suspect(s) or vehicle they were driving when the shooting happened.

“Investigators are actively working all leads,” Brosche explained; saying, “There are no suspects in custody, and no current threat to the public.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not yet provided a statement to investigators or who knows the identities and whereabouts of the suspects is encouraged to immediately contact Investigator Gonzales of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number JV190040076 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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