Woman, 23 arrested in fatal Moreno Valley shooting

UPDATED: Friday, March 20, 5p.m.

See Original Story below.

MORENO VALLEY — Authorities investigating a Moreno Valley shooting that left a man dead Monday, March 16, say they arrested a woman they allege was responsible for the deadly shooting. The fatal incident happened on the 24500 block of Atwood Ave.

The deadly shooting was the third homicide in southwest Riverside County over a one-week period involving women who were later arrested for murder. One of those homicides happened at a Moreno Valley home Monday, March 9.

The other deadly incident, which happened the same day in the unincorporated community of Anza, left one woman dead and another woman critically injured.

LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES:

Woman, 23 arrested in fatal Moreno Valley shooting

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Officials began investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Moreno Valley resident Lamar Wilkins, after receiving reports of a shooting around 7:30 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche previously reported.

Responding deputies found Wilkins had sustained a single gunshot wound and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officials investigating the deadly shooting of Lamar Wilkins have arrested Moreno Valley resident Kenneisha Brazile after identifying her as the person they say was responsible for killing Wilkins. RSO booking photo

As their investigation was getting underway, Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators developed leads and gathered information that led them to identifying 23-year-old Moreno Valley resident, Kenneisha Infinity Brazile, as the person they say was responsible for the deadly shooting.

On Wednesday, March 18, investigators located Brazile at a Moreno Valley home on Dickinson Rd., inside a residential neighborhood northeast of Box Springs and Gernert roads. She was detained without incident, according to Brosche; who did not specify if there was a known motive for the shooting or what may have led to the deadly encounter.

Online jail records indicate Brazile was arrested early the next morning and later booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder. She remains in custody at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning where she is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned at Riverside’s Hall Of Justice March 23.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Central Homicide Unit Investigator Mullins at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number MV20076285 and can remain anonymous.


Original Story: Gunman sought after Moreno Valley shooting leaves one dead

MORENO VALLEY — A gunman is on the loose after a shooting in Moreno Valley left a man dead yesterday, March 16. Monday evening’s shooting happened on the 24500 block of Atwood Ave., according to officials investigating the deadly shooting.

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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene to investigate reports of a shooting around 7:30 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche later reported.

Responding deputies found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound, according to Broshe; who said the victim was later identified as Lamar Wilkins, 27, from Moreno Valley.

Although deputies searched the area for the suspected gunman, “the suspect(s) fled the scene prior to deputies arrival,” said Brosche.

Investigators from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to immediately contact Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Investigator Mullins at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Bowen at the Moreno Valley Station at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV20076285 and can remain anonymous.


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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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