For Immediate Release
October 30, 2020

MCTXSheriff Investigates Fatal Shooting

On October 29, 2020, at about 1:20am, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a shots fired call at Shane’s Saloon in Pinehurst, Texas. Upon arrival, Deputies
found 41 year old Eric Gray lying on the ground in the parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the torso. Mr. Gray was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital – The Woodlands where he
later succumbed to his wounds. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide - Violent Crimes Unit, Crime Lab Investigators, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
responded to the scene. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Gray was shot by an individual identified as 50 year old Michael Gaulden, who was transported by
ambulance to the HCA Conroe Hospital where he was treated for multiple facial and head wounds. Mr. Gaulden is currently in ICU in stable condition.

Based on the totality of the circumstances in this investigation, the decision was made to refer this case to the Grand Jury for the determination of any possible criminal charges

Information Source
Specialist Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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