An off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer traded gunfire with a detective at a south side apartment complex Friday night – beginning an hours-long search that ended with arrest of the off-duty officer.
The situation began with a call around 8:00 p.m. about a domestic situation.
An IMPD detective with the Special Investigations Unit was dispatched to the scene after it was determined that the call involved an 18-year veteran of IMPD and his estranged wife,
IMPD Major Richard Riddle told the IndyChannel.
"At some point during our SIU detective's investigation, the off-duty IMPD officer came back to the apartment and began shooting in the apartment," Riddle said. "Our on-duty detective who was doing the investigation was struck in his arm. We don't know if he was struck a second time, or whether that bullet passed through and went into his back. Our on-duty detective returned fire, but did not strike the suspect."
The detective’s wounds are not believed to be life threatening.