Hemet argument leads to fatal shooting

HEMET, Calif. — Although few details have been released, authorities this morning confirmed that an early morning argument in Hemet led to the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man today, Sunday, Nov. 1.


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City of Hemet police officers responded to the Depot Deli parking lot in the 200 block of W. Florida Ave. around 1 a.m., after receiving a 911 call from a witness who reported people arguing followed by a gunshot, Hemet Police Lt. Nate Miller said this morning.

Officials work at the scene of a fatal shooting that happened outside Hemet’s Depot Deli earlier this morning. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photos

When officers arrived they found a man who had been shot, according to Miller; who said, “Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene from this wound.”

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of his family.

Detectives from the Hemet Police Department’s Robbery – Homicide Unit were summoned to the parking lot and assumed the investigation.

Investigators learned the victim was involved in an altercation in the parking lot with a male adult just prior to the shooting and also learned the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers’ arrival.


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Hemet PD’s investigation is continuing and officials have asked that anyone with information or who witnessed the deadly shooting or what may have led to it and has not yet provided a statement to contact Hemet PD at (951) 765-2400. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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.