Media Release: Contacts

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July 9, 2014 Peg McLeish (317) 327-5543; peg.mcleish@indy.gov
A.J. Deer (317) 327-5493; anthony.deer@indy.gov



Charges announced in murder of IMPD Officer Perry Renn
Major Davis Jr. charged in July 5 shooting death of officer

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced today that Major
Davis Jr. has been charged with Murder in the shooting death of IMPD Officer Perry Renn
on the evening of July 5 on the city’s eastside.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Davis is accused of firing on
Officer Renn and IMPD Officer Nicholas Gallico when the two officers responded to a report
of shots fired in the area. Officer Renn was struck by three rifle rounds believed to have
been fired by Davis in an exchange of gunfire with the officers.

“While there is little that can be said or done to provide solace to a family, a police
department and a community grieving the loss of Officer Perry Renn, we fully intend to
bring to justice the man believed to be responsible for his death,” Prosecutor Terry Curry
commented. “As I have said in the past, no homicide or violent act on any member of our
community is acceptable. The men and women of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
grieve with the family of Officer Renn, with IMPD and other police partners, and with the
entire community as we continue to hold those accountable who commit these crimes of
violence.”

If convicted, Davis faces a sentence of 45 to 65 years for the murder. Prosecutor Curry has
also filed a sentence enhancement request for use of a firearm in the murder which could
increase the sentence by up to 20 years.

The case has been assigned to Criminal Court 2. Davis remains in stable condition at
Eskenazi Hospital. An initial hearing has not yet been scheduled.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until
and unless proven guilty.
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NOTE: The charging information and probable cause affidavit filed in this case are available
at https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nw0np28vs2byky/Major%20Davis%20Jr.pdf

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