NewsLocal News / July 15, 2014

Suspect In IMPD Officer's Death Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect In IMPD Officer's Death Pleads Not Guilty

Major Davis Jr. is shown in this photo released by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

AP Photo/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
CHARLES D. WILSON, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has entered a preliminary not-guilty plea for the man charged in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer during a shootout.

Twenty-five-year-old Major Davis Jr. wore a red jail uniform as sheriff's deputies pushed him in a wheelchair to a Marion County courtroom Tuesday morning for his first court appearance on murder charges.

Davis is charged with fatally shooting Officer Perry Renn during a July 5 shootout. Authorities say Davis was wounded and was hospitalized for about a week but haven't detailed his injuries.

Police say Renn and other officers were responding to a call of shots being fired on the city's north side when he exchanged gunfire with Davis, who hit Renn with three rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle.



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