Moreno Valley man, 29, succumbs to injuries after shot multiple times – Search for suspect continuing

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Although few details have been released, authorities say a local man has died after being found with multiple gunshot injuries in Moreno Valley Sunday afternoon, March 27.

No arrests have been made in the fatal shooting, which happened in the Edgemont area of the 21000 block of Cottonwood Avenue west of Day Street, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area around 1:36 p.m. after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ed Baeza has since reported.

When deputies arrived, they found a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds who ultimately succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Sidrian Alen Cruz, a 29- year-old resident of Moreno Valley. 

A crime scene was secured, the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Ted Gonzalez of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Myling Sam of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV220860135 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 new information becomes available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

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.