Drive-By Prayer Vigil honors Officer Renn, other Indy homicide victims

(WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)

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.

(WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)
(WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)

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. 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 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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