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Father, son involved in fatal deputy shooting and chase

Missoula Co booking photo(THREE FORKS)- Investigators are now saying it was a father and son that were involved in the early morning shoot out and chase resulting in the death of a sheriff's deputy. 

The cross state chase began early this morning when an attempted traffic stop turned bad in Three Forks, and a Broadwater County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed. His identity hasn't been released. 

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle the deputy, who's name hasn't been released, was pursuing the car when dispatchers lost contact with the officer. Other units arriving on scene found the suspects gone and the deputy's body alongside the road. 

The pair were apprehended after an MHP trooper spotted the pair near Anaconda. Additional shots were fired before the SUV's tires were spiked and the chase ended near Rock Creek. Missoula County Sheriff's spokeswoman Brenda Bassett says the passenger in the truck was firing at officers as he left the vehicle and was stopped as they returned fire. KPAX TV reports he's being treated in the hospital. 61-year old Lloyd Montier Barrus was arrested and booked on homicide charges. 



Cross state chase ends with shootout in Missoula Co

MCSO photo (ROCK CREEK)- A Broadeater County deputy was shot and killed, and a suspect is being treated after being shot and wounded after a cross state pursuit ends in gun fire east of Missoula.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office reports the chase started in Three Forks where two suspects got into a shootout with law enforcement early Tuesday resuilting in the death of the deputy. 

The pair fled west on I-90, as a BOLO alert was issued statewide for the suspects. The pursuit started when MHP troopers spotted the suspects near Anaconda. Officers used a spike strip at Mile Marker 162 in Powell County, but the pair were able to keep driving for another thirty miles, as the suspects fired at officers. 

The car eventually stopped east of Rock Creek, where the passenger jumped out of the car and shot at officers before he was struck by a bullet. He was taken to the hospital and the driver was taken into custody. 

Westbound lanes of I-90 remained closed between Beavertail and Rock Creek while the investigation is underway. 


Washington fugitive caught after high speed chase

(MISSOULA)- A 42-year old fugitive from Washington was apprehended following a long high speed chase out of Missoula last night.

KGVO Radio reports John Fischer first drew the attention of Missoula Police on West Broadway, and took off to the east after officers tried to stop him. The chase went through East Missoula and east all the way to Clearwater Junction, where Missoula County Sheriff's deputies were finally able to disable Fischer's car with "stop sticks" thrown across the highway to puncture his tires. 

Fischer was wanted on several charges, including criminal endangerment because of his past driving. 

It was the second time in a month Missoula officers started a pursuit that extended outside the city. 


Flathead deputies arrest two after high speed chase

(KALISPELL)- Flathead County authorities are questioning two men they suspect are responsible for a series of car thefts in the area.

KAJ TV reports the pair were arrested following a high speed chase that stretched from Flathead County into Lincoln County, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Deputies and Montana Highway Patrol troopers were finally able to use a spike strip to deflate the car tires and end the chase. 

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says investigators believe the two are responsible for stealing cars from Mark Weed Auto Sales in Kalispell over the weekend, as well as other recent thefts in the Kalispell area. 



Three Butte teens facing charges after cross-state chase

(BILLINGS)- Three Butte teenagers are expected to face a raft of charges after a cross-state chase that stretched from Butte to Treasure County over the weekend.

Montana Highway Patrol says the case started Saturday, when three boys and two girls took off in one of their parents' cars, heading east on I-90 until they crashed near Bozeman. Troopers say that's when the boys stole a truck and continued east while the girls stayed behind.

KTVQ reports the teens drove another 150-miles onto I-94, where a trooper spotted the speeding truck and gave chase, reaching speeds of 100-miles per hour. MHP says the chase continued onto dirt roads near the Yellowstone-Treasure County line, where the truck got stuck and the boys bailed out.

FWP and local deputies became involved in the search, eventually spotting the teens from the air. Officers chased them down and took them into custody at gunpoint.