Monroe police say they arrested three suspects suspected of being involved in a shooting last week at Parkview Apartments in southern Monroe.

Police apprehended three suspects but only charged two suspects: Russell McFarland, of Monroe, and a 17-year-old juvenile. The third suspect was released, according to Monroe Police public information officer Michael Fendall.

On Oct. 17, police responded to the shooting and found a male victim at the apartment complex with a gunshot wound to the back. He was flown to Shreveport for treatment. As of Tuesday, there was no update on the condition of the victim at this time.

During the investigation, a vehicle suspected of being involved in the shooting was spotted by officers, and a brief chase ensued. The suspect vehicle ran off the roadway during the chase near South 1st Street.

Officers approaching the vehicle encountered gunfire and then exchanged gunfire with the suspects.

After a brief foot chase, the three suspects were apprehended and taken into custody.

No suspects or officers were injured during the incident.

McFarland was booked on aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce and attempted murder of a police officer while the unidentified 17-year-old was booked for illegal use of a weapon and attempted murder of a police officer.

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