Swift arrest made after fatal shooting of Jurupa Valley man behind Riverside apartments

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say an early morning shooting that left a Jurupa Valley man dead behind a Riverside apartment complex in the Wood Streets neighborhood led to the quick apprehension of the alleged gunman. The Riverside man was arrested less than twelve hours after the deadly Saturday morning, July 10, shooting.

Riverside Police Department reported last night that the fatal shooting was the result of a verbal argument between two men outside the Riviera Arms, in the 5300 block of Olivewood Avenue, between Bandini Avenue and Ramona Drive.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the apartment complex around 12:30 a.m. after the City’s Public Safety Communications Center received several 911 calls “of screams and shots heard”, RPD said last night.

Responding officials located a victim to the rear of the apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, who has since been identified as Raul Hernandez Ramirez, 23-years-old, of Jurupa Valley, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

Officers are seen searching for evidence after the fatal shooting of 23-year-old, Raul Hernandez Ramirez, of Jurupa Valley. Detectives arrested 19-year-old, Luis Angel Sanchez, less than twelve hours later. Johnny Lopez/Lone Wolf Media-OnScene TV photo

Detectives with the department’s Robbery – Homicide Unit, along with specialists from the Forensics Unit, responded and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

During their preliminary investigation, officials learned the victim had been involved in an argument with the suspect.

“At some point during this argument, the suspect produced a handgun and fatally shot the victim,” RPD explained; while not saying if it was known what the pair had been arguing about just before the deadly shooting.

As their investigation was continuing into the afternoon, detectives developed leads and gathered information that led them to identifying Luis Angel Sanchez, 19, of Riverside, as the suspected gunman.

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At around 1:45 p.m., the Riverside Police Department’s METRO (SWAT) Team assisted detectives, officers, and other officials in locating and apprehending Sanchez at a nearby apartment on Olivewood Avenue.

Sanchez was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder and weapons violations, according to RPD. Online jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail or bond and he is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall of Justice on July 14.

“This homicide investigation is still ongoing and there are no further details to release at this time,” said RPD.

Anyone with additional information regarding this homicide is urged to contact Detective Bryan Galbreath at (951) 353-7105 or by email, or Detective Josh Ontko at (951) 353-7135 or by email. Callers can refer to incident file number 210018973 and can remain anonymous. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected] or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.