Indianapolis Police officer fatally shot in line of duty - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indianapolis Police officer fatally shot in line of duty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - An Indianapolis police officer was killed in the line of duty Saturday night, according to Indianapolis Police officials.

Metro Police officer Perry Renn has been identified as the deceased officer. Officials say Renn and another officer responded to a report of shots being fired on the city's east side a little before 9:30 p.m. 

Police say four minutes after the officers arrived, there was a report of an "officer down." 

Upon arrival, the officers encountered a male subject in an alley and gunfire was exchanged.

Officer Renn and the suspect were both wounded in the exchange. Officer Renn was transported to Eskenazi Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Officer Renn was a 22-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police.  

Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a statement regarding Renn's murder as well as another officer shot and killed in Gary, Ind., on Sunday morning.

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the two Indiana police officers killed in the line of duty in the last 24 hours. The deaths of Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn and Gary Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Brady Westerfield follow last week’s death of Tipton County Deputy Sheriff Jacob Calvin, whose funeral will be held Monday. On behalf of the First Lady and Hoosiers everywhere, I extend our deepest condolences and prayers to those who knew these officers as family members, friends, colleagues and neighbors.”

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