Shooting investigation continuing after victim shot in Eastvale neighborhood

EASTVALE, Calif., — Sheriff’s officials say a shooting investigation is underway after a gunshot victim contacted deputies who were investigating a battery in an Eastvale residential neighborhood Friday evening, Sept. 10.

Officials did not specify if the shooting was believed to have been related to the battery that initially brought them to the 5400 block of W. Homecoming Circle, southeast of Bellegrave and Hamner avenues.


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An Eastvale deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station was conducting a battery investigation at around 10 p.m., when a man contacted the deputy and advised he had been shot, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Art Mendez reported yesterday.

“The deputy requested assistance and rendered medical aid to the victim until relieved by Cal Fire personnel,” the Sergeant explained; saying the victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Jurupa Valley station detectives were summoned to the location and ultimately assumed the investigation.

“At this time, the suspect(s) in this incident have not been contacted,” said Mendez; adding that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Ko at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number EV212530069 and can remain anonymous.

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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.

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