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A 24-year-old police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Madison County, Indiana around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to law enforcement.
Noah Shahnavaz, a U.S. Army veteran who had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for 11 months, was transported to an Indianapolis-area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect, 42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II, allegedly got out of a 2012 Buick LaCrosse after he was pulled over and shot Shahnavaz multiple times, hitting him at least once, state police say. Indiana.
Counsel then reportedly fled the scene in his car before Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies located him around 2.30am.
Police deployed a tire deflation device and performed two PIT maneuvers, sending the Buick into a median. Boards was taken into custody without further incident.
He will be charged on Monday with murder, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, resisting law enforcement, as well as two enhancements for use of a firearm and being a repeat offender, according to Madison County Chief Assistant District Attorney Andrew Hannah.
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“Noah proudly wore the uniform of the Elwood Police Department, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our town’s family. A senseless act of violence robbed this man of the life and career he ‘he had before him,” Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said. at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.
“On behalf of myself, my family, and a very grateful city, I ask that you keep Noah’s family, friends, the Elwood Police Department, and our city in your thoughts and prayers as we let’s get through this tragic time.”
Counseling is currently taking place at the Hamilton County Jail.
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Shahnavaz, who served in the US military for five years and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in April, leaves behind his mother, father and siblings.
“When is this going to stop? I wish I had the answer. This young man served this country for five years and has chosen to come back and serve a local community,” the superintendent of police said on Sunday. of Indiana State, Doug Carter.