Deputies, US Marshals arrest man after Menifee shooting

MENIFEE — A Long Beach man is in custody after officials allege he shot another man last Thursday evening, Dec. 5. The shooting, which left the victim with non-life threatening injuries, happened in a residential Sun City neighborhood on the 27000 block of Boston Dr., southeast of Chambers Ave. and Murrieta Rd.

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Perris Station deputies began investigating the attempted murder around 9 p.m., after receiving reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Hamilton reported yesterday. Sources indicate multiple 911 callers reported hearing several gunshots and a woman screaming for help.

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located an adult male with a gunshot wound,” explained Hamilton. “He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for his injury.”

Based on the circumstances, members of Perris Station’s investigations Bureau responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, as a sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead and deputies canvassed the surrounding neighborhood for potential witnesses or evidence related to the incident.

Long Beach resident, Antonio Jimenez, was arrested in his hometown after officials say he shot a Menifee man last Thursday. RSO booking photo

During their investigation, officials developed leads and gathered information that led them to identifying Antonio Corleon Jimenez, a 21-year-old Long Beach resident, as the person they say shot the victim. The victim’s name has not been publicly released.

As the investigation continued, deputies enlisted help from the United States Marshals Service and quickly tracked Jimenez to Long Beach, where he was apprehended at an unspecified location on W. Broadway the day after the shooting.

After his arrest, Jimenez was transported back to Riverside County, where he was booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of attempted murder.

Jail records indicate Jimenez remains in custody on $1 million bail and was scheduled to be arraigned this morning at Riverside’s Hall Of Justice.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Dave Tinker at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email. Callers can refer to incident file number ME193390120 and can remain anonymous.


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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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