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Plea deal in the works for accused Missoula shooter

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 14:31:58-04
Chase Munson Missoula Shooting
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.