Officer accused of shooting detective returned to Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer arrested in Ohio after he allegedly shot a fellow officer is back in Indiana, where he faces an attempted murder charge.

Officer Adrian Aurs was returned Tuesday to Indiana after waiving extradition during a court hearing in Cincinnati.

The 42-year-old is scheduled for a Thursday initial hearing on an attempted murder charge in last Friday’s shooting.

Authorities say Aurs shot an Indianapolis police detective as that officer was interviewing Aurs’ estranged wife about a domestic violence incident. The detective suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his right side and arm.

Aurs allegedly fled his wife’s Indianapolis apartment in his truck after the shooting. Cincinnati police arrested the 17-year department veteran early Saturday.

Aurs’ defense attorney, James Voyles, did not immediately return a message left Wednesday morning seeking comment.

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