Rookie cop dead after being shot by lifelong criminal: police

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning in Madison County, Indiana by a lifelong violent criminal.

Fox News Reports that around 2 am Shahnavaz stopped suspect Carl Roy Webb Boards II, who got out of his 2012 Buick LaCrosse, opened fire on the officer, and then fled the scene.

Shahnavaz, who was struck at least once by the gunfire, was rushed to an Indianapolis-area hospital where he later died.

42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II was tracked down by Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies around 2:30 am. They used a tire deflation device and performed two pursuit intervention techniques to send Boards’ Buick into the median. Boards was arrested and is being held without bond.

Shahnavaz had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for 11 months and leaves behind a mother, father, and siblings. Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said at a press conference, “Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family. A senseless act of violence robbed this man of the life and career that he had ahead of him.”

Local Fox News reports that Boards will be charged for murder, resisting arrest, and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Madison County chief deputy prosecutor Andrew Hannah said two enhancement charges will be attached for his use of a firearm and being a habitual offender.

Carl Roy Webb Boards II’s criminal record started in 1998, when he was convicted of battery. In 2001 he was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon and possession of cocaine and narcotic drugs. In 2006 he got into a police chase and was charged with attempted murder and related charges for firing at the cops. In that instance he was subdued by taser and had multiple weapons in his possession including an AK-47.

For the police chase he was convicted of all the charges except attempted murder and was released from prison in 2019. Three years after being released from prison for firing his gun at police officers he has been charged with shooting and killing another police officer.

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said of the incident, “When’s it going to stop? I wish I had the answer. This young man served this country for five years and chose to come back and serve a local community.”

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