2nd suspect in deputy's killing dies at Missoula hospital

MISSOULA - (KPAX) The second suspect involved in the killing of a Broadwater County Sheriff's deputy has died.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott reports 38-year-old Marshall Barrus died at a Missoula hospital Wednesday. McDermott says the cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, sustained while being apprehended by law enforcement on Tuesday, May 16.

During the initial encounter with Lloyd and Marshall Barrus near Three Forks, Deputy Mason Moore of the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office was killed.

"It’s been an extremely hard time for law enforcement across the state of Montana. Our hearts are extremely heavy for the family of Mason Moore and his law enforcement family," McDermott said. "In moments like this, we are all confronted with the fear and realization that on any day it could be one of our own officers here in Missoula. The job LEO officers do is an extremely hard one with unknown dangers present on each and every shift."

"Through this tragedy, we have seen communities and law enforcement come together to support the life and family of Mason Moore, as well as all LEO agencies across the state. We want to thank you for your support and ask for continued prayers during this difficult time."

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