Funeral for fallen Indy officer scheduled for Friday at Bankers Life, open to public

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 7, 2014) – The body of a fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was moved from the coroner’s office to Crown Hill Funeral Home Monday afternoon.

The procession for Officer Perry Renn began around 1 p.m.

Officer Renn was shot around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after responding to a report of shots fired on the east side at East 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue. When officers arrived, they encountered a group of people in an alley. A suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Major Davis II, began shooting and Renn fired back. Police say Davis was armed with an assault rifle.

Both men were hit, but Renn’s injuries turned out to be fatal. Davis remains in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office said Monday that Renn died from multiple gunshot wounds and classified his death as a homicide. He was hit in the stomach, just below his bulletproof vest.

Renn was a nearly 22-year veteran of the force. He patrolled the east and north sides throughout his entire career and was an avid dog lover, friends say. He was awarded the Medal of Bravery in 2003 and received a letter of commendation for his efforts in the wake of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. Before joining IMPD, he served as a dispatcher.

Officer Renn’s father said the viewing will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home Thursday from 2-8 p.m. followed by a funeral at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. Friday. Officer Renn will be buried at Crown Hill, in the Heroes of Public Safety section.