Home Gardens assault leaves one dead

HOME GARDENS — One man was left dead Sunday, Jan. 26, after violence erupted in a residential neighborhood in the unincorporated Riverside County area of Home Gardens. No arrests have been made in the investigation, which is active and ongoing, according to Sheriff’s officials.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the 3700 block of Windsong St., between Magnolia and Harlow avenues, shortly before 8 p.m., after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Carroll has since reported.

“When deputies arrived at the scene they found a male suffering from life-threatening injuries,” explained Carroll; who did not specify the type of weapon used during the violent incident.

Deputies rendered medical aid and continued life-saving efforts until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital.

The victim, who has since been identified as 25-year-old, Antonio Anaya, of Home Gardens, later died from his unspecified injuries.

Based on the circumstances, members from the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is continuing, according to Carroll.

Officials have not yet stated if any motive for the deadly incident was known and no additional details were immediately available.

Anyone with information or video related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Trudeau at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number E200260039 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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.