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Suspect in fatal shooting of Montana deputy dies in hospital

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MISSOULA, Mont. -

Sheriff TJ McDermott confirmed that 38-year-old Marshall Barrus, a suspect in the death of Montana Deputy Mason Moore, died at St. Patrick Hospital Wednesday in Missoula. 

The cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, which he sustained while being apprehended by law enforcement May 16. 

Sheriff McDermott added, "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. 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."

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