Winchester man, 63, fatally stabbed in Hemet

HEMET — Authorities in Hemet are investigating the murder of a 63-year-old man after the victim was found inside his vehicle with a stab wound to his chest yesterday evening, Monday, Dec. 30.

Officials say they are speaking with a “person of interest”, but no arrests have been made after the deadly stabbing; which happened outside a business on the 1300 block of Oakland Ave., near San Jacinto St.


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Officers began investigating the stabbing shortly before 6 p.m., after firefighters and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene regarding a medical aid call, Hemet Police Lt. Jeff Davis reported as the homicide investigation was getting under way.

When they arrived, Hemet Fire personnel located the bloody and lifeless body of a man inside a parked red SUV. Paramedics immediately pulled the victim from the SUV and began CPR and other life-saving efforts.

Authorities say they are speaking with a “person of interest” after a 63-year-old Winchester man was found fatally stabbed outside a Hemet business last night. Alex Cruz photo

Witnesses at the scene later reported that paramedics continued CPR for about twenty minutes before the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Inder Jit, 63, of Winchester, as the man who died. According to Davis, he was stabbed in the chest.

Davis also reported that officers were speaking with a “person of interest”, but the Lt. declined to provide any further details regarding their investigation; which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Gabriel Gomez at (951)765-2396. Information regarding this case or any Hemet PD case can be sent to the department through a variety of Tip Lines and the department’s new smartphone app.

The app is free on the app store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are accepted at the Hemet Police Anonymous Tip Line (951) 765-3897 or Anonymous Tip Line: (866) 640-TIPS (8477), Online Tips:, Facebook:

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