Witnesses report hearing gunshots before man’s body found in Green Acres

GREEN ACRES, Calif. — Authorities today are continuing to investigate the murder of a Homeland man who was killed in the unincorporated community of Green Acres, between the cities of Perris and Hemet, yesterday evening, Wednesday, Sept. 2.

As of a press release issued early this morning, officials say they have not identified or located a suspect in the deadly incident, which happened on Hwy. 74, between Hwy. 79/Winchester Rd. and Truelson Ave. 

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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station, along with CHP, Hemet PD officers and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the area at 8:34 p.m., after receiving reports of a man down in the roadway, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sgt. Rick Espinoza has since said of the fatal incident and ongoing investigation.

When officials arrived at the scene they found a Toyota sedan and located a man near the back of the car who had already succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Sheriff’s officials are continuing to investigating a fatal incident that left Jabuwani Robinson, 42, of Homeland, dead along Hwy. 74 last night. RVC News photo

Although sheriff’s officials have reported the victim died “from injuries sustained during an altercation with an unknown subject”, and have not said how the man was killed, witnesses who reside near where fatal encounter happened reported hearing around five gunshots just before the victim’s body was found outside his vehicle.

According to several area residents who spoke at the scene with Eddie George of Hemet News and requested to remain anonymous, the first person to arrive at the victim’s side was an on-call hospice nurse who attempted to provide the victim CPR.

Despite her efforts, she was unable to revive the man, and when paramedics arrived they confirmed the victim was deceased.

Sheriff’s officials this morning identified the victim as Jabulani Mensa Robinson, 42, of Homeland.

As the investigation was getting underway, deputies established a large crime scene and closed Hwy. 74 between Truelson Ave. and Hwy. 79/Winchester Rd., diverting all traffic onto nearby Bessemer Ave., which runs directly adjacent and to the north of Hwy. 74.

Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators eventually responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, according to Espinoza; who said officials are continuing to search for the person(s) responsible for his death.

Officials who spent several hours at the scene of last night’s deadly incident are continuing to search for the person responsible for the victim’s death. Eddie George/Hemet News photo

Citing the active and ongoing investigation, Espinoza said no additional details were available at the time. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Sandoval at (951) 235-2262 or (760) 393-3522. Callers can refer to incident file number PC202460080 and can remain anonymous.


Eddie George/Hemet News photos above, videos below


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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 30 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 18 grandchildren.

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