A judge has set bail at $2 million for a man accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring three, including a Montana Highway Patrol trooper.

Twenty-eight-year-old Johnathan Bertsch is charged with homicide and attempted homicide. He appeared in court in Missoula on Monday through a video hookup from the jail.

Bertsch is accused of opening fire on a pickup Thursday night, killing one person and injuring two. About an hour later, 35-year-old Trooper Wade Palmer was shot and critically wounded while investigating the earlier shooting.

Palmer was first taken to a Missoula hospital and then transferred to a facility in Utah.

Bertsch was found and arrested the next morning.

He asked for a public defender in Monday's hearing.

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