UPDATE: Suspect still at large after deadly Homeland triple shooting

UPDATED: Saturday, April 4, 10:39 a.m.

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HOMELAND — Authorities are investigating a triple shooting that left a man dead and two women injured in the unincorporated community of Homeland early Monday morning, March 30. The deadly shooting happened in a residential neighborhood on the 26000 block of Ritter Ave. near Wakefield Ave., just south of Hwy. 74.

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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the neighborhood around 2 a.m., after receiving reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche reported after the deadly incident.

When deputies arrived they found an adult male down on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim had already succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officials work at the scene of last Monday’s deadly shooting that left one man dead and two women with gunshot injuries. Both women are expected to survive, according to Sheriff’s officials. OC Hawk photo

Deputies also discovered two women who had been shot while sitting inside a vehicle parked at the scene.

The two injured women were rushed to a local hospital where they are expected to survive their injuries, according to Brosche.

Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Perris Sheriff’s Station and Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Although deputies searched the area for the suspect(s), the person(s) responsible for the deadly shooting had not been located as of this update.

The victim killed in the shooting has not been identified, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family, according to Brosche; who did not specify if there is a known motive for the shooting or what may have led to the deadly encounter.

The sheriff’s investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Trudeau at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Salisbury at the Perris Sheriff’s Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PC200900003 and can remain anonymous.

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


Original Story: Homeland shooting kills man, injures two women

HOMELAND — Although very few details have been released, officials have confirmed they are investigating a triple shooting that left one man dead and two women with gunshot injuries early Monday morning, March 30. The deadly shooting happened in a residential neighborhood on the 26000 block of Ritter Ave. near Wakefield Ave., just south of Hwy. 74.

Perris Sheriff’s Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators work at the scene of Monday’s triple shooting that killed one and injured two others. OC Hawk photo

Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene around 2 a.m., after receiving reports of gunfire in the neighborhood.

When deputies arrived they found one deceased male and two women suffering from gunshot injuries, according to witnesses at the scene; who reported the two injured women were found inside a car.

Contacted at the scene for more information about the shooting, a deputy said she could not provide any further details and referred all other inquiries to the Sheriff’s Media Information Bureau.

Sheriff’s officials are expected to provide more information about this ongoing investigation as soon as possible.

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