INDIANAPOLIS – A former Indianapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the shooting of a detective who was investigating a domestic violence incident with the officer and his estranged wife.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says the 44-year-old Adrian Aurs also pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of pointing a firearm. That costs in the July 29, 2016, incident involved threat of Aurs’ estranged wife and a neighbor.
Curry says Aurs faced with a maximum of 16 years in prison. He will be sentenced March 23.
A probable cause affidavit says Sgt. Robert Pearsey was interviewing Aurs’ woman Aurs forced his way into the apartment and opened fire. Pearsey suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his right hand and arm. Pearsey returned fire and missed.
Aurs was arrested in Cincinnati hours after the shooting.