Son arrested after Anza shooting death of father

ANZA — Authorities say they arrested an Anza man who allegedly shot and killed his father at an Anza residence Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13. The deadly shooting happened at a property on the 39000 block of Cary Rd., according to officials.


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Deputies from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station responded to the rural property at 12:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a shooting at the location, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche reported after the deadly incident.

“When deputies arrived they located a male adult … deceased on the property,” Brosche explained.

The deceased man was later identified as 40-year-old, David Jose Holguin.

Based on the circumstances, Hemet Sheriff’s Station and Central Homicide Unit investigators responded to the property assumed the investigation.

During their investigation, officials identified the victim’s son, Anthony David Holguin, 22, of Anza, as the person responsible for killing the victim and arrested him “due to his involvement in his father’s death,” according to Broshe.

Authorities arrested 22-year-old Anthony David Holguin after he allegedly shot and killed his father. RSO booking photo

After his arrest, Holguin was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on an out of county warrant as well as suspicion of first degree murder, discharging a firearm resulting in great bodily injury or death, vehicle theft, second degree burglary, and other charges.

Jail records indicate Holguin remains in custody, where he is being held without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Murrieta’s Southwest Justice Center Nov. 18.

The sheriff’s investigation is active and ongoing and officials have asked that anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Investigator Trudeau of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Martinez at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400. Callers can refer to incident file number D193170029 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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 16 grandchildren.


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