The Rifle Police Department is attempting to find a man they believe is responsible for a homicide in March and are offering a cash reward to the person who's information leads to an arrest of the suspect.

The Rifle Police Department along with other local state and federal agencies are attempting to find 45-year-old Michael Francis Montgomery, who is the prime suspect in a murder that happened in March.

According to the report, on March 29, police responding to a call in the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue in Rifle, Colo. found the victim Christopher Gallegos had been shot and believe Montgomery is the shooter.

Montgomery is described as approximately 5-feet 8 inches tall, weighing 177 pounds with hazel colored eyes. He also has tattoos on his forearms. It is possible he has cut his hair and beard to alter his appearance.

Rifle Police say Montgomery is aware of the warrant for his arrest and is considered dangerous. In the interest of safety, they ask citizens to avoid any contact with the suspect if they see him.

If you believe you have seen this suspect, call 911 with the information. You can also submit tips to the Rifle Police Department at 970-665-6500 or speak to an officer directly at 970-625-8095.

If the information submitted leads to an arrest, the person providing it is eligible for a cash reward of $2,000.

The Rifle Police Department is limiting the amount of information released in this case as it is an active investigation. Montgomery's warrant for arrest is based on Probable Cause in the investigation.

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