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Law enforcement personnel gather in the ambulance bay at Eskenazi Hospital after a IMPD officer who was shot was transported there Saturday July 5, 2014. / Joe Vitti/The Star

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer died after a gun fight Saturday night.

Officer Perry Renn, a 22-year veteran, was pronounced dead at Eskenazi Hospital.

"Yes, an officer was attacked tonight, but the city of Indianapolis was attacked tonight," Public Safety Director Troy Riggs told reporters outside the hospital.

Riggs confirmed Renn was shot in an alley on the city's Eastside at about 9:30 p.m. ET.

The suspect, Major Davis Jr., 25, also was shot and was in critical condition.

Renn and another officer responded to a shots-fired call and went to an alley south of Forest Manor Avenue. The two officers exchanged gunfire with Davis, Lt. Christopher Bailey said.

The details of the incident were still being investigated.

The last IMPD officer killed in the line of duty was Rod Bradway.

Bradway, a five-year veteran of the department, was fatally shot Sept. 20 by a man holding a woman hostage. Moments later, a second officer killed the man. The woman, as well as her child, was uninjured.

Just over a month ago, another IMPD officer was wounded in a gun battle with a suspect.

Officer Greg Milburn was spared serious injury because the rounds hit his bullet-resistant vest on May 30.

Milburn arrived at a home in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood just moments after a suspect had killed two women. He shot and killed Quintico Goolsby, 36, outside the house, police said.



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