INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Exactly two weeks after IMPD Officer Perry Renn was shot and killed, the east side community gathered to remember him and other Indianapolis homicide victims.
Pastor A. Thomas Hill organized the Drive-by Prayer Vigil at E. 34th Street and Forest Manor Street, which is near where Officer Renn was shot.
Dozens of IMPD officers were also on hand to pay their respects and remember Officer Renn.
Pastor Hill told those in the crowd prayer works and it will help turn things around.
“We’re here to pray for Officer Renn’s family and we’re here to pray for the neighboring communities; those who have lost their lives and their families hearts are bleeding. But also, we are here to pray for this community its time for the violence to end. It’s time for peace in our streets,” Hill said.
The group also remembered Harry Briggs on Saturday. He was the convenience store clerk who was shot and killed in June. On Thursday, prosecutors charged 22 year-old Desi Thomas, of Indianapolis, with Briggs’ murder.
Pastor Hill said the organization started the vigil in 2006.