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Plea deal in the works for accused Missoula shooter

Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 17:09:50-04
Chase Munson is accused of shooting two people at a Missoula gas station on May 6. (MTN News photo)

MISSOULA – A plea agreement might be in the works for the 18-year-old who is accused of shooting two people in a South Avenue gas station.

Chase Munson was scheduled for an Oct. 3 jury trial but in his status conference hearing Tuesday morning, Judge Karen Townsend was informed by Munson’s defense team that a plea agreement is in the works.

Because of the possible plea deal, the trial date was vacated and if a plea agreement can not be reached a jury trial will be held in January

Munson also has waived his right to a speedy trial so a trial date can be possibly moved to January. He will make his next court appearance Oct. 2 for a status conference hearing if needed.

Munson is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide for allegedly shooting two people inside of the South Avenue Market on May 6.

Reporting by Connor McCauley for MTN News