Killed Officer Elwood
ELWOOD — Killed Officer Elwood, new details emerge, Elwood police officer Noah Shahnavaz was shot to death early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.
Shahnavaz, 24, was a five-year military veteran and had been with the Elwood Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his parents and siblings.
Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, Anderson, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge in connection with the shooting.
The panels have been moved to the Hamilton County Jail and are likely to be charged with promoting a firearm as a habitual offender, according to Andrew Hanna, the deputy district attorney for Madison County.
Hanna said councils have a long criminal record that includes a conviction in 2006 for shooting Indiana State Police officers with a weapon.
Here is a description from the state police of what happened Sunday morning:
Shortly after 2 a.m., Shahnavaz parked his 2012 Buick LaCrosse near the intersection of Indiana 37 and Road County 1100 north.
The police did not provide a reason for the traffic stop.
The panels got off the Buick and fired several shots, hitting the Shahnavaz at least once, then escaping at the Buick.
Officers from Elwood and Madison County found the wounded Shahnavaz and took life-saving measures until medical staff arrived.
Shahnavaz was taken by ambulance to Ascension St.
Shortly after 2:30 a.m., Hamilton County officers located the Buick and attempted to stop the traffic.
Buick continued heading south at Indiana 37.
Deputies for Hamilton County sheriffs chased after Albuques and deployed a tire deflation device near Indiana’s 37th and 146th Streets..
The Buick continued southbound on Indiana 37 toward Interstate 69.
While on I-69, Fisher Police used “two precise stabilization techniques.”
After the second attempt, the Buick hit a medial bulkhead wall.
The officers held the councils without further incident.
According to the state police news release, an investigation is underway. Boards were held Sunday without bond at the Hamilton County Jail.
Some residents of Ellwood and surrounding communities gathered in front of the Ellwood Government Building shortly before a press conference at 2 p.m. Sunday, 12 hours after the deadly shooting.
Some paid their respects by placing bouquets of flowers around a car in front of the nearby police station.
Sunday’s tragedy marked the second time that an Ellwood police officer was killed in the line of duty.
Willard S. Vanhorn was shot dead on July 1, 1932, while responding to a burglary.
The last full-time local law enforcement officer killed while on duty in Madison County was Anderson Police Officer Frank Levy in 1935.
Anderson Police Assistant Officer Henry Hall died in 1957 as a result of a motor vehicle assault.