2nd suspect denies charges in South Avenue shooting

Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 18:02:47-04

MISSOULA – The second of two suspects has denied charges against him in connection with a shooting that took place at a Missoula gas station in early March.

19-year-old Ivory Brien has pleaded not guilty to two counts of accountability to attempted deliberate homicide.

Brien is accused of pepper-spraying patrons at South Avenue Market while 18-year-old Chase Munson is being charged with shooting two victims.

Judge Brenda Desmond approved of Brien’s release to a pretrial supervision program under the condition that he reside with his parents in Arlee. He will be monitored by GPS tracking will also have to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.

Brien will have to follow the recommendations from that evaluation and any violations of these conditions may result in him being placed back in custody. 

Munson also pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted deliberate homicide in Missoula District Court on Tuesday.