Officials investigating Mead Valley murder

MEAD VALLEY — Authorities are investigating the murder of a man who was shot multiple times in Mead Valley Wednesday evening, April 10. The deadly shooting happened in the area of Decker and Marquez roads.  


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Perris Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of shots fired around 9:45 p.m., after witnesses reported hearing about six to eight shot gunshots followed by a car fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed. 

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located a vehicle on Decker Rd. with an adult male inside who suffered multiple gunshot wounds,” Riverside Sheriff’s Wallace Clear later reported.

Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and other officials are investigating a man’s murder, after the victim was shot multiple times in a semi-rural community in the Mead Valley area. Nathan Wilking RVCNews photo

Quest transported the victim to Riverside Community Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim’s name is being withheld, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family.

Based on the circumstances, Perris Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Salisbury of Perris Station, at (951) 210-1000, or Investigator Navarrete at the Central Homicide Unit by calling (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PC191000052 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, 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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