Boards and Shahnayaz

(7-31-22) Noah Shahnavaz (24) an Elwood, Indiana police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Madison County, Indiana, around 2 a.m. on Sunday. 

Shahnavaz, a U.S. Army veteran who had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for just 11 months, was taken to Ascension St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood before being flown to a hospital in the Indianapolis where he passed away due to his injuries.

The suspect, Carl Roy Webb Boards II (42) of Anderson, Indiana, allegedly got out of a 2012 Buick LaCrosse after being pulled over and fired at Shahnavaz multiple times, striking him at least once.

Boards fled the scene in his car before Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies located him around 2:30 a.m and was apprehended after deploying a tire deflation device and performing two PIT maneuvers.

Boards 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 habitual offender. Prosecutors office also said they will consider filing for the death penalty once all the evidence is reviewed. Boards has a significant criminal history, which includes a 2006 conviction for pointing a firearm at officers of the Indianapolis Police Department.

Boards is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail.