Missoula convenience store shooting accomplice reaches plea deal

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 13:13:19-04

MISSOULA – An accomplice in the convenience store shooting in March that injured two people reached a plea agreement with Missoula County prosecutors.

Ivory Brien, 19, was originally charged with two charges of accountability for deliberate homicide in connection to the shooting at South Avenue Market on March 6th

Brien is accused of pepper-spraying patrons at South Avenue Market while Chase Munson, 18, is being charged with shooting two victims. A customer was shot in the back of the head while an employee was shot in the shoulder. Both victims survived the ordeal.  

Missoula County Deputy County Attorney Mac Bloom confirmed with MTN News that Brien pleaded guilty to amended charges of felony conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as a pair misdemeanor assault charges last Thursday in Cascade County District Court.

Blooms says a sentencing date has not been set.  Prosecutors are awaiting an order from the court on that point.  The sentencing may take place in Missoula or Great Falls.  It will be up to the Judge Gregory Pinski of Great Falls to decide on the location. 

Munson has pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted deliberate homicide.  His jury trial is set for October 3rd.