LMPD :: Louisville Metro Police Department
Updated: Sunday, July 6th, 2014

IMPD officer dies after alley gun battle


Approximately 9 hours after the shooting death of Officer Renn, Officer Jeffrey Westfield of the Gary Indiana Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Van Buren.


An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer died after a gunfight Saturday night in an alley on the city's east side.

Officer Perry Renn, a 22-year veteran, was pronounced dead at Eskenazi Hospital.

"Yes, an officer was attacked tonight, but the city of Indianapolis was attacked tonight," Public Safety Director Troy Riggs told reporters outside the hospital.

Renn was the eighth police officer shot in the last 18 months, Riggs said.

The suspect, Major Davis Jr., 25, also was shot and was in critical condition at Eskenazi.

Renn was shot near 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue about 9:30 p.m.

IMPD spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said Renn and another patrolman had responded to a report of shots fired and went to an alley south of Forest Manor. The two officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

The details of the incident were still being investigated.

The last IMPD officer killed in the line of duty before Saturday was Rod Bradway.

Bradway, a five-year veteran of the department, was fatally shot Sept. 20 by a man holding a woman hostage. Moments later, a second officer killed the man. The woman and her child were not hurt.

Just over a month ago, another Indianapolis officer was wounded in a gun battle with a suspect.

Officer Greg Milburn was spared serious injury because the rounds hit his bullet-resistant vest on May 30.

Milburn arrived at a home in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood just moments after a suspect had killed two women. He shot and killed Quintico Goolsby, 36, outside the house in the 2600 block of North Dearborn Street, police said.