Perris man fatally shot outside Ontario restaurant

ONTARIO — A Perris man was fatally shot and two other people were injured after a shooting at an Ontario restaurant late Saturday evening, Feb. 8. Ontario police are continuing to search for those responsible for the deadly shooting, which happened outside Aria Kabob & Bar, on the 100 block of West B St.


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Officers and other emergency personnel were dispatched to an alley behind the restaurant around 11:15 p.m., Ontario Police Officer Eliseo Guerrero said as the shooting investigation was getting underway.

When officials arrived they found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers in Ontario are investigating a fatal shooting that left a Perris man dead and injured two other people late Saturday night. Loudlabs News photo

One of the victims, a 19-year-old from Perris was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene by Ontario Fire Department paramedics, according to Guerrero.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending further investigation and notification of the victim’s family.

The other two shooting victims were expected to survive their injuries, according to Guerrero; who said the suspect or suspects fled the area before officers arrived, and the investigation was active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation or who witnessed the incident and has not yet provided a statement to authorities is encouraged to immediately contact Ontario Police at (909) 986-6711, or call Detective Patrick Woolweaver at (909) 821-9045. Tips can also be left anonymously with the WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or online at

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

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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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