Officer's death, gun battle add to Indy violence

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Updated: 7/06 3:20 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A decorated police officer fatally shot by a man armed with an assault rifle on the same day a gun battle wounded seven people in a popular nightlife district have underscored a year of violence in Indianapolis.

A grieving public left flowers Sunday on the patrol car of 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn, whose fatal shooting the night before was the second for an Indianapolis police officer in the line of duty in less than 10 months. Renn had received the department's Medal of Bravery. The accused gunman also was shot and hospitalized.

Earlier Saturday, two people bumping into each other in the Broad Ripple district apparently set off a gun battle that left seven people wounded, one critically. Police had not made any arrests in that shooting by Sunday afternoon.


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