Man charged with murder in weekend Indiana cop killing

ANDERSON, Indiana — A man accused of fatally shooting an Indiana police officer during a traffic stop had composed a song about the killing of a police officer, investigators said Monday.

Carl Boards II has been charged with murder and other crimes, a day after Elwood officer Noah Shahnavaz was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday morning in Madison County, about 80 miles northeast of ‘Indianapolis.

The 24-year-old officer was hit by gunfire after stopping Boards’ car. Investigators found 36 rifle bullet casings and damage to the hood, windshield and driver’s door of the patrol car.

Shahnavaz’s gun was still holstered when he was taken to hospital, Indiana State Police Richard Clay said in a court filing.

Boards, 42, owns a hair salon in Marion, Indiana. Police went to the store and questioned a man who lives in an apartment above the business.

The man indicated that Boards “made a recorded song stating that if he was ever caught by the police, he would kill them,” Clay said.

Boards was paroled a year ago. His criminal record dates back to 1999 and includes convictions involving firearms and drugs, Clay said.

It was not immediately clear whether Boards still had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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