Moreno Valley teen arrested after fatally shooting boy

MORENO VALLEY — One boy is dead and another is in custody after a deadly Moreno Valley shooting Thursday, Dec. 12. Authorities investigating the fatal incident, which happened in a residential neighborhood on the 26000 block of Coronada Dr., have not released any known motive for the shooting or any details of what may have led to the deadly encounter.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the neighborhood, located southeast of Ironwood Ave. and Kitching St., around 4 p.m., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sgt. Rick Espinoza reported after the deadly incident.

When officials arrived they found a boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

“Paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving measures but unfortunately, the male juvenile succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” explained Espinoza.

Based on the circumstances, Central Homicide Unit and Moreno Valley Station investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

“During the course of the investigation, a male juvenile was identified as a suspect and arrested,” said Espinoza. “The juvenile male was later booked at Juvenile Hall in Riverside for murder.”

Due to their ages, officials have not identified either of the boys involved in the deadly shooting and have said that no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or who witnessed the shooting and has not yet provided a statement to officials is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Button at (760) 393-3531 or (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number MV193460321 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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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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