Off-duty Indianapolis police officer arrested in shooting of fellow officer

Adrian Aurs following a drunk driving arrest in 2005. Screen capture/WCPO/AOL

INDIANAPOLIS, July 30 (UPI) — An off-duty Indianapolis police officer accused of shooting a fellow officer was arrested in Ohio after a standoff with police.

WCPO reports that the incident begun when Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a domestic dispute call between the off-duty police officer, later identified as Adrian Scott Aurs, and his estranged wife at 8 p.m. on Friday.

“At some point during our…detective’s investigation, the off-duty IMPD officer came back to the apartment and began shooting in the apartment,” IMPD spokesman Maj. Richard Riddle said.

“Our on-duty detective who was doing the investigation was struck in his arm. We don’t know if he was struck a second time, or whether that bullet passed through and went into his back. Our on-duty detective returned fire, but did not strike the suspect.”

According to CNN, Aurs’ estranged wife and children were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting but none of them were injured.

Aurs fled the scene in his personal vehicle, which contained his police radio and computer. IMPD investigators were able to determine he was headed for Cincinnati by pinging his cellphone.

Indiana pollice alerted authorities in Cincinnati and Aurs was arrested following a standoff with a SWAT team on Brent Spence Bridge.

Aurs, who had worked for the Indianapolis police for 18 years, was suspended without pay pending termination and his police vehicle and duty belt have been recovered.

Riddle said Aurs was already the subject of criminal investigation by the department, but did not release further details and could not confirm whether he and the detective, a 20-year veteran, knew each other.

The detective did not suffer any life-threatening injuries in the shooting and remained in good condition at a local hospital.


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