A Missoula man has pleaded guilty to shooting an East Missoula convenience store clerk during a robbery attempt last September.
KECI-TV reports 23-year-old Christopher Lee Burch pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted deliberate homicide and felony robbery.
Burch was arrested last September and charged with going into an Ole's County Store in East Missoula carrying a scoped rifle and shouting at the clerk: "Give me all the money." When the clerk ignored the request, he was shot and critically injured. The clerk lost a lung and his spleen due to the shooting.
Burch does not have a plea agreement with prosecutors. He is scheduled to be sentenced in December by District Judge Ed McLean.
The getaway driver, Preston Hanna, is serving a 20-year prison sentence for accountability to robbery.