INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer accused of shooting a fellow officer allegedly forced his way into his estranged wife’s apartment and fired at least three rounds as she was being interviewed about a domestic violence incident, court documents released Monday show.
Police said Saturday that Officer Adrian Aurs, who faces an attempted murder charge in the shooting, left his wife’s apartment after an alleged domestic dispute Friday evening and opened fire when he returned about two hours later.
A probable cause affidavit released Monday states Aurs, 42, forced his way unannounced into his wife’s apartment, pointed a gun at a detective as he was interviewing her about the domestic violence allegations “and fired at least three rounds directly at him at close range.”
The detective, who suffered non-life-threatening wounds when he was struck in the right side and arm, fired at least once at Aurs, missing him.
Aurs’ two young children were inside the apartment but they and their mother were not injured.
After the shooting, Aurs fled the apartment through a window and left the scene in his truck. He called his wife’s father shortly thereafter to say “he was sorry,” the affidavit states.
Aurs’ wife told officers she and her husband separated about seven months ago, after which she moved to the apartment where the shooting occurred. Other court documents show that the couple was in the middle of a divorce.
Just before Friday’s shooting, a woman told officers, she opened her apartment door slightly and saw Aurs standing outside with a gun in his hand and “a crazed look on his face,” the affidavit states.
Aurs was arrested early Saturday following a short standoff by Cincinnati police who pulled over his truck near that Ohio city. He’s being held at a jail in Cincinnati.
The 17-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been suspended without pay, pending termination from the department.
Aurs faces a Tuesday morning extradition hearing before a judge in Cincinnati on efforts to return him to Indiana, said Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Robison.
It’s unclear whether Aurs has an attorney who might represent him at Tuesday’s hearing.