Ex-IMPD Ofc. Adrian Aurs sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting detective

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former IMPD officer Adrian Aurs was sentenced Friday to 12 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for shooting a detective investigating a domestic violence complaint against him in 2016.

Adrian Aurs, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated battery, a level 3 felony, and two counts of pointing a firearm, both level 6 felonies. He faced a maximum sentence of 16 years on the level 3 felony count. A plea agreement reached with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office called for his sentences on all three counts to be served concurrently.

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Following his plea, Judge Sheila Carlisle sentenced Aurs to 12 years in the IDOC, to be followed by one year in community corrections. A restitution hearing was scheduled for April 20.

Aurs was arrested in July 2016 after sparking a manhunt across two states when he exchanged gunfire with another officer at his estranged wife’s south side apartment. Aurs fired at the detective – who was investigating a complaint against him – three times. The detective was struck in the right side and arm. The detective returned fire but didn’t hit Aurs.

Aurs, an 18-year veteran of the force, was eventually apprehended in Ohio following a stand-off situation on the Brent Spence Bridge.

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Aurs was charged with attempted murder, residential entry and two counts of pointing a firearm. He was placed on suspension immediately following his arrest. An IMPD spokesman said Aurs resigned from the force prior to his sentencing Friday.

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