Elwood police officer Noah Shahnavaz was killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning while doing a traffic stop. Police said for an unknown reason, the suspect fired at him, killing him, before driving away.
Shahnavaz was a Fishers High School graduate and an army veteran. He made a huge impact in his short 24 years of life.
Police officers across Indiana will be wearing the black mourning badges this week. No funeral details have been set yet.
Rick Snyder, President of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, spoke on FOX59 Morning News about the violent attacks against officers around the country. Police arrested 42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II of Anderson in connection to the fatal shooting that took the life of 24-year-old Noah Shahnavaz during a traffic stop.
A look at Boards’ lengthy criminal history shows he was sentenced to a 25-year aggravated sentence in connection to a 2006 incident in which he shot at Indianapolis police officers.
According to a response to an appeal filed on behalf of Boards, Boards pointed a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun at two Indianapolis police officers who had attempted to pull him over for not using a turn signal on November 30, 2006.
The court documents show Boards fired seven times, and three bullets hit one of the officer’s IPD squad cars.
Boards’ vehicle was eventually stopped by a “precision intervention technique.” His appeal shows two weapons were found in his Suburban: “a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun on the front seat and an AK-47-style assault rifle with a loaded drum magazine on the floor of the driver’s side.”
In August 2007, a jury found Boards guilty of criminal recklessness, two counts of resisting law enforcement, possession of ecstasy, and carrying a handgun without a license.
The jury did not convict him of attempted murder.