Man wanted for first-degree murder in shooting death of son-in-law in Rifle

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RIFLE, Colo. — A 45-year-old man is being sought in the shooting death of his son-in-law, the Rifle Police Department said.

A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for Michael Montgomery in the death of 28-year-old Christopher Lee Gallegos in Rifle.

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office said Gallegos died Wednesday night of a gunshot wound to the head.

It’s not known what led to the shooting.

Montgomery is described as 5-foot-8 and about 175 pounds. He has tattoos on both arms. He has shoulder-length brown hair, a receding hairline and a goatee.

Montgomery was arrested last month on a felony drug charge.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.

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