Suspect identified in Oct. 12 deadly shooting

Demond Bender, 38 (Marion County Jail booking photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Police are looking for a 38-year-old man for a murder earlier this month.

A man later identified as 36-year-old Philly Alexander was found shot near 10th & Rural streets around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. He was taken to Eskenazi, but later died.

Metro Police now say Demond Bender is the man responsible. If you see him, you're asked not to approach him but call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information on where he may be is urged to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-(TIPS) 8477. You can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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