Suspect accused of killing IMPD officer had criminal history

Major Davis Jr. (Photo Provided/IMPD)
Major Davis Jr. (Photo Provided/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The suspect who is now preliminarily charged with the murder of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer had a long list of criminal history.

Major Davis (Photo Provided/IMPD)
Major Davis (Photo Provided/IMPD)

Major Davis Jr., 25, is accused of killing Officer Perry Renn after a shootout at 9:23 p.m. at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, which is near Keystone Avenue on the city’s northeast side.

According to police reports Davis was arrested a number of times.

Davis was arrested in May of 2006 for possession of cocaine and operating a vehicle on a learners permit without a licensed driver. Police attempted to stop Davis after they saw his vehicle stopped in the middle of the road in the 2600 block of North Adams Street. After a brief vehicle pursuit Davis stopped and police found cocaine inside the vehicle.

In March of 2007 Davis was arrested for dealing cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana. Police served a warrant for narcotics in the 2900 block of North Station. Police located two loaded rifles, money, marijuana, meth and meth making materials.

Davis was then arrested in August of 2008 for dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana.

During a vehicle stop in January of 2010 the vehicle Davis was driving had several concealed areas where drugs could have been stored. Davis was not arrested in this incident.

According to IMPD, Davis was still in the hospital as of Sunday morning after receiving injuries during the shootout. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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