JURUPA VALLEY: Two men fatally shot at house party
JURUPA VALLEY – Officials have identified two men who were fatally shot during a Jurupa Valley house party just after midnight Sunday, Feb. 26. The deadly, early-morning shooting happened at a residence in the 6400 block of Avenida Michaelinda.
The residential neighborhood where the double murder happened is north of Limonite Avenue and southwest of Rubidoux High School.
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the residence about 12:24 a.m., according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeff Buompensiero.
When they arrived, deputies located a man in the driveway of the residence. The victim, who was later identified as 31-year-old, Nathaniel Allen, was mortally wounded when he was shot multiple times. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
During their initial investigation, deputies learned a second victim, who was later identified as 19-year-old, Joseph Sanchez, had also been shot multiple times at the party. He was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital by other party-goers, where he later succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Both victims were residents of Jurupa Valley. It was not immediately known if the two victims knew each other.
Investigators from the Jurupa Valley station and department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.
Deputies, investigators, and other sheriff’s officials could be seen at the residence throughout the morning searching for, photographing, and collecting evidence in front of the residence where the deadly shooting occurred. Officials recovered numerous shell casings and other items of evidence from the scene.
“This does not appear to be a random act,” Buompensiero said the day after the deadly double-shooting.
No suspects have been arrested and the investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Paixao from the Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3526. Callers can refer to incident file number JV170570003 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.