Tragic timeline for Indianapolis Metro Police Department
Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn is the eighth officer on the force to be shot in the past 18 months, Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said at a news conference just after midnight Saturday.
Renn, a 22-year veteran on the force, was called to 34th St. and Forest Manor Ave. at around 9:30 pm Saturday to investigate reports of gunfire. Renn and other officers ended up in an alley exchanging gunfire with the suspect, who had an assault rifle.
Renn and the suspect, identified as Major Davis, Jr., were both critically injured. Renn died from his injuries. At last check, Davis was in critical but stable condition at Eskenazi Health.
Officer Renn's death is the second IMPD tragedy this year. In April, IMPD Sgt. Ryan Anders broke into the home of his ex-wife, IMPD Officer Kimberlee Carmack, shooting and killing her before taking his own life.
In September 2013, Officer Rod Bradway was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. His widow eventually met the woman whose life he saved that night.
There have been several close calls for IMPD officer this year, too. In May, Officer Greg Milburn was struck in the abdomen while wearing a bullet-resistant vest as he responded to a shooting scene that left three people dead.
In early March, four officers were shot during a SWAT situation that ended with officers shooting and killing the suspect.
At the news conference late Saturday night, Riggs said he believed 22 officers had been fired upon over the past one and a half years.