Pierce County detectives ‘urgently searching’ for man who allegedly tried to kill ex-girlfriend Friday morning

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help finding a man they believe tried to kill his ex-girlfriend Friday morning.

Detectives believe Tony French shot his ex-girlfriend several times outside her home on 69th Ave. Ct. E. near Frederickson at around 7:20 a.m. Friday. He is believed to be "armed and extremely dangerous," detectives said.

Witnesses reported that about 10 shots were fired.

Detectives believe French shot the woman because of an ongoing custody dispute over their young child. The child is safe and isn't with French.

French left the home in a black 2005 Toyota Corolla. It has Oregon license plates, No. 955HEE.

French, 39, is 5-foot-11, 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.


If you see French or know where he might be, call 911.