Fallen IMPD officer had deep impact on community
The body of fallen Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn was moved from the Marion County coroner's office to Crown Hill Cemetery on Monday. Renn was killed in a shootout Saturday night, and his violent death has rocked the IMPD community.
The suspect accused of firing the fatal shots, Major Davis, Jr., remains hospitalized in critical condition, and facing a preliminary murder charge.
The Marion County coroner has ruled Renn's death a homicide, and said Monday that the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.
Funeral arrangements are pending, and WTHR will announce those details when they become available.
Meanwhile, mourners are stopping by IMPD's North District headquarters, where Officer Renn's patrol car is parked. Well-wishers have left notes, stuffed animals, flags and flowers in his memory.
There are also notes of thanks: "Thanks for being my room dog. Miss our road trips back and forth to Ft. Bragg. Thanks for being my friend," write John Hubbard.
Even those who didn't know Officer Renn have stopped to pay their respects. Many of his fellow officers have also made time to honor him.
"Our community has lost someone who deeply is concerned about what's going on our neighborhoods. And it touches me how someone so young could be so concerned about a neighborhood that is declining. We wonder where we can go from here. What we can do to stop this violence," said Sue Lindsey, who was in tears as she spent time at the memorial. She tells us Officer Renn devoted a lot of time in her community trying to stop the violence.
Lindsey pleaded with parents who know that their teens have weapons - and reminded them that they have an obligation to do something about it.
This story will be updated.