Warrant issued for man in son-in-law's shooting death in Rifle

Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 12:20:31-04

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in west-central Colorado are searching for a 45-year-old man in the shooting death of his son-in-law.

Michael Francis Montgomery is the subject of a warrant for first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Christopher Lee Gallegos in Rifle. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said Gallegos died Wednesday evening of a gunshot wound to the head.

It is not clear what led to the shooting.

Montgomery is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and has tattoos on both arms. A mug shot showed him with shoulder length brown hair, a receding hairline and a goatee. Court records indicate Montgomery was arrested last month on a felony drug charge.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is helping with the case.


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