INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 7, 2014)- The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer Saturday night was still in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital Monday morning. Major Davis II was hit in the abdomen and head during a shootout with Officer Perry Renn.
Investigators said Renn and another officer were responding to a call of shots fired in an alley off of 34th St. on the east side. Witnesses said Davis fired at Renn with an assault rifle. Renn was fatally wounded in the stomach, just below his bullet proof vest.
Davis has a criminal history. The 25-year-old was arrested for drugs and convicted of misdemeanors in the past.
City leaders said Saturday that they are committed to prosecuting violent offenders to the fullest and to keeping illegal guns off the streets.
“Ninety percent of our homicides this year, the perpetrator, the suspect has a criminal record and about forty percent of those are handgun charges,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.
Davis’ mother spoke exclusively to FOX59 and said she was praying for her son’s recovery and the family of Officer Renn.