Cop Killer Fired 36 AK-47 Rounds at Slain Indiana Officer (Multi-Video)

Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz
Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz, 24, was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Elwood Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his parents and siblings. (Courtesy of the ODMP)

Aug 2, 2022 – In Breaking News – PoliceOne

The Elwood police officer shot to death Sunday never had the opportunity to exit his vehicle following a routine traffic stop.

Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, of Anderson, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz.

He is being held at the Hamilton County jail since his Sunday arrest and will continue to be housed there for safekeeping.

(ISP said the driver of the Buick got out of the car and fired multiple rounds at the officer for an unknown reason. The officer was hit at least once. Courtesy of WTHR and YouTube. Posted on Jul 31, 2022.)

Boards appeared Monday for his initial court appearance through a video appearance from the Hamilton County jail on charges of murder with a firearm enhancement, two counts of resisting law enforcement, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious convicted felony, and being a habitual offender.

Following the initial hearing, Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said the death penalty is still being considered.

“We still have to talk to the family and couldn’t file the death penalty on this short notice,” he said. “We still have work to do.”

Cummings said Shahnavaz was able to call dispatch with a description of the vehicle and then indicated Boards “had a gun” before shots are heard.

(WRTV Investigates has learned the suspect preliminarily charged with murder in the shooting death of Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz has several previous criminal convictions. Courtesy of WRTV Indianapolis and YouTube. Posted on Aug 1, 2022.)

He said Boards was armed with an AK-47 assault weapon with a magazine containing 75 rounds.

Cummings said Boards fired 36 rounds, several shots fired through the windshield of the patrol car, at least two bullets striking the officer in the head and several gunshot wounds to the body.

“There is no way to describe the pain this community is facing,” Cummings said of the death of Shahnavaz. “This has struck our community extremely hard.”

The probable cause affidavit filed by Indiana State Police Detective Richard Clay said Boards declined to make a statement.

When officers contacted Boards’ mother and father, they said he did contact them through FaceTime while fleeing law enforcement.

(Honoring the life of Officer Noah Shahnavaz, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop Sunday. The Elwood police officer, Fishers High School graduate, and U.S. Army Veteran made a huge impact in his short 24 years of life. Courtesy of FOX59 News and YouTube. Posted on Aug 1, 2022.)

During the initial hearing before Madison Circuit Court Division 3 Judge Andrew Hopper, Boards said he has a Bachelor’s degree and works as a barber.

Boards said he had no money to hire an attorney, and a public defender Joe Duepner was appointed.

Judge Hopper set a pre-trial conference for Sept. 30.

The court document states officers found a 9mm handgun on Boards at the time of his arrest and a black rifle on the driver’s seat of his vehicle.

Continue reading… Prosecutor: Suspect fired 36 rounds with AK-47 at slain Ind. officer

Editor’s note:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz, both blood, and blue. Thank you for your bravery and commitment to serving the citizens of America as a United States Soldier, and next as an Officer at the Elwood Police Department with pride and distinction.

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