Mead Valley shooting leaves local man, 46, dead

MEAD VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a murder investigation is continuing after a local man was fatally shot in the unincorporated area of Mead Valley Friday evening, Oct. 8. The deadly shooting happened in the 19600 block of Seaton Avenue, south of Cajalco Road, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area shortly after 7 p.m. after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sergeant Ben Ramirez has since reported.

When deputies arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene. He has since been identified as Robert Toy, 46, of Mead Valley.

Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Perris Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

Officials have not said if they have any information related to the suspect or what may have led to the fatal shooting and citing the early and ongoing nature of the investigation, Ramirez said no further details would be released at this time.


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Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator DeMattia at the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1000 or Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PC212800070 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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

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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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