INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis police detective was shot on the far southeast side of the city late Friday night, and the suspect, who is also a member of IMPD, was taken into custody after fleeing to Cincinnati, according to the department.
According to IMPD, the off-duty IMPD officer who shot an IMPD investigator and fled to Ohio has been identified as 42-year-old Scott Aurs.
According to IMPD, officers responded to the 6700 block of Valley Brook Way for a domestic violence call involving an off-duty IMPD officer. The domestic violence situation was between Aurs and his estranged wife.
After officers and on-duty supervisor arrived on scene, they discovered that Aurs was not on scene.
Later Friday evening, around 10:30 p.m. a member of IMPD’s Special Investigations Unit returned to the scene. It was during that on-duty officer’s investigation inside the apartment building, when Aurs entered the apartment and shot at the investigator, injuring him.
Aurs’ estranged wife and children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were not injured.
The investigator did return fire, however the suspect was not struck. The investigator, a 20-year veteran of IMPD, did sustain an injury to his elbow and back. He was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in good condition with non-life threatening injuries.
After the shooting, the off-duty officer who shot the investigator fled the scene in his personal vehicle towards Cincinnati. Members of the Cincinnati Police Department were notified of the situation and of the suspect heading in their direction. Aurs has since been taken into custody by the CPD.
The process of extraditing Aurs back to Indianapolis is expected to begin soon.
He has also been immediately suspended without pay with a recommendation of termination of employment with IMPD.
Aurs faces preliminary charge of attempted murder.
This is the second member of IMPD shot within a week. On Monday evening, police shot and killed a man after they say he shot an officer.