INDIANAPOLIS – A veteran Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) investigator was wounded after following-up on a alleged domestic violence call involving an off-duty IMPD Officer.
A little after 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, officers with IMPD responded to the 6700 block of Valley Brook Way (Overlook at Valley Ridge Apartments) reference a domestic violence call involving an off-duty IMPD officer and his estranged wife. When officers and an on-duty supervisor arrived the involved IMPD officer was not on-scene. The on-duty supervisor notified IMPD’s Special Investigations Unit, standard for incidents involving criminal allegations involving public safety officials with the city of Indianapolis, for appropriate follow-up.
At around 10:30 p.m., the same day, an SIU investigator responded to the incident location to begin his investigation. While the investigator was inside the apartment conducting his follow-up the suspect entered the apartment and shot the investigator injuring him. The investigator did return fire, but the suspect was not struck. The suspect’s estranged wife and kids were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, but they were not injured. The suspect fled, and the injured investigator was able to summons help. The injured investigator, a 20-year veteran of IMPD, was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in stable condition with an injury to his elbow and back. The injured investigator was upgraded to good condition with what are described to be non-life-threatening injuries. It was quickly determined that the suspect who shot the investigator was the involved officer from the earlier alleged domestic violence call.
Detectives have been granted an arrest warrant issued from Marion County charging the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Adrian Aurs of Indianapolis, with Attempted Murder.
Officers with the Cincinnati PD observed the vehicle on I-75 at mile marker 1.1 and initiated a felony traffic stop, and after an hour long stand-off with police the suspect surrender without further incident. Detectives will begin the process of extraditing the suspect back to Indianapolis to be processed at the Arrestee Processing Center. In addition, detectives are also securing a search warrant for the suspect’s personal vehicle.
Detectives also collected additional IMPD property such as his badge and police ID in furtherance of his immediate suspension (without pay) and recommendation of termination of employment with IMPD.