Shot multiple times in Beaumont, man in critical condition

BEAUMONT, Calif. — Authorities today are continuing their investigation into a shooting that left a man with critical gunshot wounds early this morning, Tuesday, June 8. The shooting occurred in the area of Beaumont Avenue and Cougar Way and no suspects have been identified or located, according to officials.

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City of Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the area around 1:17 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area, followed by someone screaming for help.

When officers arrived they immediately located a white BMW facing the wrong way on Beaumont Avenue with an adult male slumped over inside the sedan, Beaumont PD has since said in a social media release.

Officers spent several hours processing the scene of an early-morning shooting that left a man in critical condition in Beaumont overnight. EN3 News/Beaumont News Source photos, video

Officers discovered the victim had been shot multiple times and began lifesaving efforts, before the victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. His condition was listed as critical.

While officers were investigating the shooting, emergency dispatchers received reports a second possible victim and/or suspect in the parking area behind the Stater Bros. Market in the area of Beaumont Avenue and Oak Valley Parkway, according to officials.

Despite assistance from Banning Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, officers were unable to locate a suspect or any additional victims.

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Beaumont PD’s investigation is continuing and officials have not released any further details or information.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to immediately contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at (951) 769-8500. Callers can remain anonymous.



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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