Suspect wanted in officer-involved shooting arrested

Demarcus French (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they have made an arrest following an officer-involved shooting that happened on Monday evening.

According to IMPD, they arrested 18-year-old Demarcus French after police say he pointed a firearm at an officer in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue. He was taken into custody on Wednesday morning.

The shooting was related to a chase in the area of 33rd Street and Sherman Drive.

IMPD said that an officer was making a routine traffic stop of a gold Ford Taurus when the front seat passenger got out with a gun.

After warning him to drop the gun and the man refusing, the officer fired at French, but the suspect was not hit.

French then fled north on foot with the gun in his hand.

The other suspects in the car were taken into custody following the incident.

French was arrested on preliminary charges of pointing a firearm, resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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