Suspect arrested in connection with officer-involved shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 22, 2015) – Police caught the man they believe pointed a gun at officers Monday night, prompting an officer to open fire and sparking a manhunt.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers took Demarcus French, 18, into custody early Wednesday morning with help from IMPD’s K-9 unit. French faces preliminary charges of pointing a firearm, resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license.

Around 8 p.m. Monday, police initiated a traffic stop at North Sherman Drive and East 33rd Street. They said a man in the front passenger seat got out of the vehicle and displayed a gun. The man, later identified as French, didn’t comply with orders to drop the weapon.

An officer fired a single shot and French took off running, police said. Police recovered two firearms that had been dumped in the neighborhood and questioned two other people in the car with French.

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