At approximately 9:26 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the 3400 block of Forest Manor on a report of shots fired.
When officers arrived, they approached a group of unidentified subjects in the alley near this location. As officers approached, the suspect opened fire on the two officers. IMPD officers immediately returned fire striking the suspect.
During the exchange of gunfire 21 ½ year-veteran IMPD Officer Perry Renn was struck. Officer Renn was rushed by EMS officials to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. At approximately 9:58 p.m. Officer Renn died of his injuries.
“This is a sad day for the IMPD family and the community as a whole”, said Chief Rick Hite “Please keep Officer Renn’s family in your prayers. We will remain vigilant as we continue to take care of one another and the city in the days and weeks to come.”
The IMPD Command Post remains on scene gathering evidence and taking witness statements.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Saturday, July 5, 2014