Two dead after Riverside barricaded standoff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say two people are dead after gunshots rang out in a Riverside mobile home park, leading to an hours-long standoff yesterday afternoon, Saturday, April 10.

Three children who were inside the residence when the shooting occurred were safely evacuated and are now with other family members after the incident, which occurred at the King Arthur Mobile Home Estates, in the 100 block of Sir Bedivere Drive.

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City of Riverside police officers were dispatched to the scene around 4:10 p.m. after receiving reports of a domestic violence shooting where a woman was struck by gunfire, Riverside Police Department officials have since reported.

While additional resources and SWAT officers were converging on the scene, a woman who had been shot was rushed to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Officers who responded to reports of a domestic violence-related shooting stand by at the ready during a standoff that lasted into the evening. Johnny Lopez/Lone Wolf Media photo

As an RPD helicopter circled overhead and an armored tactical rescue vehicle moved into place, officers spent the next several hours trying to contact a man believed to be hiding inside the residence where the shooting occurred, to no avail.

As the hours-long standoff was continuing Miguel Leyva, a neighbor who said he’s known the alleged gunman for a few several years, said from the scene that he had talked to the man earlier in the day “and he seemed fine.”

Leyva said he had offered to contact the suspect and mediate and intervene on the department’s behalf but was told he would not be allowed to due to liability and danger. 

“I really don’t care,” Leyva said of the potential danger; adding, “He’s a good friend of mine and I don’t want something to happen to him.”

Riverside PD SWAT members discuss tactics as an hours-long standoff continued. Johnny Lopez/Lone Wolf Media photo

“After a lengthy barricaded situation with no response by the suspect, SWAT officers just entered the house and located him deceased,” RPD later described; adding, “There is no threat to public safety and no outstanding suspects.”

The alleged gunman’s name has not yet been released.

Detectives remained at the scene throughout the night and into the next morning while conducting their initial, on-scene investigation. 

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


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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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