Perris murder investigation continuing – Victim, 29, ID’d

PERRIS, Calif., — Authorities who say a local man was murdered outside a Perris business Saturday evening, Dec. 18 are continuing to search for those responsible for the man’s shooting death, which occurred in the 2100 block of N. Perris Boulevard.

Saturday night’s deadly shooting follows on the heels of another shooting and attempted murder of two men last month that occurred outside another Perris business on the same street, just a few blocks away. As reported by RCNS at the time, that shooting resulted in the arrest of a Romoland man, who remains in custody.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene around 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sergeant Ben Ramirez has since said of the ongoing murder investigation.

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds in front of a business,” Ramirez explained.

The victim, since identified as Xavier Porter, 29, of Perris, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

“The investigation is currently ongoing and no further information will be released at this time,” said Ramirez.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Munoz with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator DeMattia at the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PE213520107 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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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.