One dead, one recovering after Moreno Valley shooting

MORENO VALLEY — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured in a residential neighborhood in Moreno Valley early Friday morning, March 27. The deadly shooting happened on the 11000 block of McCully Ct., near the southeast corner of Poorman Resevoir, in the area of Heacock St. and Gregory Ln.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene around 1 a.m., after receiving reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche later reported.

When deputies arrived in the area they located two men who had sustained gunshot wounds sitting inside a vehicle.

“The first male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at the scene,” explained Brosche. “The second male was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his wounds.”

The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to deputies arrival and are still outstanding, according to Brosche.

Based on the circumstances, Moreno Valley Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators were requested to the scene and and have assumed the investigation.

Neither of the victims of Friday’s shooting have been publicly identified, pending further investigation and notification of the deceased man’s family.


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The sheriff’s homicide investigation is active and ongoing, said Brosche; who declined to release any further details.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to immediately contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Navarrete, at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Pentel at the Moreno Valley Station at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV200870007 and can remain anonymous.

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.