Indiana Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

by The Chicago Times Staff

August 1, 2022

ELWOOD, IN – An Indiana police officer was shot during a traffic stop on Sunday.

According to police, 24-year-old Noah Shahnavaz was shot while exiting his squad car while conducting a traffic stop early Sunday in Elwood, Indiana.  Shahnavaz was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital where he later died.  Shahnavaz was on the job for 11 months and had previously served in the US Army.

Charges have been filed against 42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II of Anderson, Indiana.  Boards is being held without bond at the Hamilton County Jail.

According to police, Boards allegedly shot Shahnavaz around 2 am Sunday near the intersection of State Road 37 and County Road 1100 N. in Madison County.  Allegedly, Boards fled the scene after the shooting and traveled into Hamilton County where police were able to conduct a pit stop maneuver on I-69 near State Road 37. 

Boards currently faces the following charges: murder, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, resisting law enforcement.  Prosecutors may seek the death penalty.