Montgomery County Sheriff's Office makes arrest in connection with Porter deadly shooting

Roberto Ausencio (Source: Montgomery County Sheriffs Office)

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred in Porter. 

Officials said Roberto Ausencio, who is a known gang member, was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday and is currently behind bars in the Montgomery County Jail. 

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Ausencio is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Rufino Gutierrez. 


The shooting occurred on the 23000 block of Holly Ridge on April 23. 

Authorities believe the murder appears to be narcotics related. 

Sheriff Rand Henderson said: "Even as our deputies were assisting in the massive manhunt for Franciso Orepesa, our agency continued to investigate this case. I could not be more proud of the detectives that worked tirelessly to solve this case and bring a dangerous gang member and murderer off the streets of Montgomery County. We will not tolerate this type of violent lawlessness in our County, and justice will be served."