MORENO VALLEY: Three women shot, one killed – officials investigating

MORENO VALLEY – Deputies are conducting a homicide investigation after three women were shot and one was killed Sunday, Feb. 19. The deadly shooting happened in front of a residence in the 23000 block of Merrygrove Circle in Moreno Valley.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police station responded to the area about 12:50 a.m., regarding several reports of shots being fired, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Raymond Huskey said after the shooting.

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located three females suffering from gunshot wounds,” Huskey explained.

The three women were transported to a local area hospital where one victim ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

“The identities of the victims are being withheld at this time,” Huskey explained.

Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

While the initial investigation was underway, officials provided an update on Twitter, explaining, “One person killed in shooting. Multiple police teams are working to locate & arrest the suspect(s).”

The Twitter update also indicated that all the persons involved in the fatal shooting knew each other.

The investigation is ongoing and officials stated they had nothing more to report at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to telephone Investigator Bishop of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Detective Rodriguez of the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV170500019 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.


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Trevor Montgomery 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 in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many 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, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.