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IN Supreme Court denies Major Davis Jr.'s appeal

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-20 19:02:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The man accused of killing IMPD officer Perry Renn in July 2014 will not get a speedy trial. 

The Indiana Supreme Court denied Major Davis Jr.'s appeal to the court for a speedy trial and to get copies of his legal records last week. 

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Davis filed this appeal on his own, not through his public defender.

Davis could face the death penalty for the shooting of Officer Renn if he is convicted. 

Renn was killed in a shootout after responding to a call of shots fired.

According to court documents, Davis is accused of firing on Officer Renn and a second IMPD officer when the men responded to the report of shots fired. Detectives said Davis raised the barrel of an AK-47 after he was asked to show his hands.

Renn was hit by three rifle rounds -- believed to have been fired by Davis -- and the fatal shot hit him just under his right armpit, striking his right lung and heart. 

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His trial is scheduled to start in 2017.