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.

 

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