Judge: Man incompetent to stand trial for killing officer

October 14, 2016

A man accused of fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer two years ago has been found incompetent to stand trial.

A Marion County judge's Friday ruling means 27-year-old Major Davis won't stand trial until he is deemed able to understand proceedings and help with his own defense. Davis is accused of shooting and killing Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Perry Renn in 2014 during a gun battle. He is charged with murder and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Davis will be taken to a secure state facility after the judge issued a committed order to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Division of Mental Health and Addiction.

Davis has previously asked to represent himself in his case. His attorneys previously told the court Davis suffers from "paranoia and delusions."


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