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Man Who Tried To Kill IMPD Officer Enters Plea

No word on what the plea is until after it has been accepted by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis police officer accused of the attempted murder of an IMPD detective has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to paperwork filed Friday in Marion County Criminal Court 3.

Patrol Officer Adrian Aurs, 43, sparked a manhunt across two states in July 2016 after he exchanged gunfire with another officer at his estranged wife’s south side apartment. Aurs fired at the detective three times – striking him 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.

Aurs was charged with attempted murder, residential entry and two counts of pointing a firearm. He was placed on suspension immediately following his arrest.

A jury trial for Aurs was scheduled to begin Monday morning, but was canceled after a plea agreement was filed Friday afternoon. Instead, a change of plea hearing will be held at 9 a.m. before Judge Sheila Carlisle.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office said details of the plea wouldn't be made available until it was accepted by the court.


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