Man goes on trial in Butte for death of Broadwater County deputy, shootout with police

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In this file photo, Lloyd Barrus, left, and defense attorney Craig Shannon are seen in court during a previous proceeding. He goes on trial in Butte on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore in 2017 and a subsequent high-speed chase and shootout with police.

Thom Bridge, MIKE SMITH

A California man charged in the shooting death of a Broadwater County deputy and subsequent high-speed chase and shootout with troopers and police from several counties will go on trial Thursday in Butte.

The trial for 65-year-old Lloyd Mortier Barrus was moved to Butte because of pretrial publicity in Broadwater County, where Deputy Mason Moore was killed around 2:30 a.m. on May 16, 2017 after pursuing Barrus and his son, Marshall Barrus, on U.S. 287.

Prosecutors believe Moore was hit by a bullet during the chase, came to a stop a few miles south of the I-90 interchange, and was still alive when Lloyd Barrus turned a Chevy Suburban around, pulled up and Marshall Barrus fired more

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