Updated: The funeral service of Officer Noah Shahnavaz announced

ELWOOD – The Elwood Police Department is providing the following information for the visitation and funeral services in honor of Officer Noah Shahnavaz who was killed in the line of duty.

Officer Noah Shahnavaz

The visitation for Officer Shahnavaz will be 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at ITOWN Church, 12491 E 136th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038.

The funeral will be Saturday, August  6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at ITOWN Church, 12491 E 136th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038. Any police officers planning to attend are asked to begin arriving at 8:30 a.m. At the conclusion of the funeral, Officer Shahnavaz will be escorted to Crown Hill Cemetery for internment, 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Procession Route Information for the Funeral of Officer Noah Shahnavaz

The procession route from ITOWN Church, 12491 E 136th Street, Fishers, Indiana to Crown Hill Cemetery (34th street entrance) 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 is as follows:

  • ITOWN Church to Brook School Road
  • North (Left) on Brook School Road to Campus Parkway 
  • East (Right) onto Campus Parkway to Interstate 69 North 
  • East (Left) onto Interstate 69 North to State Road 13 (214 Exit)
  • North (Left) on State Road 13 to County Road 300 S
  • West (Left) on County Road 300 S to Atlantic Road
  • North (Right) on Atlantic Road/ State Road 13 to State Road 37
  • Continue North (Right) on State Road 37 to State Road 128
  • East (Right) onto State Road 128 to County Road 900 West
  • North (Left) onto County Road 900 West / Anderson Street to South “B” Street
  • Continue on South “B” Street to 16th Street (Elwood) 
  • North (Left) onto 16th Street to Main Street/ State Road 28
  • West (Left) on Main Street / State Road 28 to US 31 South (Meridian Street)
  • South (Left) onto US 31 South (Meridian Street) to 34th Street
  • West (Right) onto 34th Street into Crown Hill Cemetery 

The procession will pause in front of the Elwood Police Department, located at 1505 South B Street, Elwood, Indiana for the final 10-42 call. The procession will then continue under a Garrison Flag, which will be located at South 16th and Main Street. 

A preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives revealed Sunday, just after 2:00 a.m., an Elwood Police Officer, 24-year-old Noah Shahnavaz, of Fishers, conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Buick LaCrosse near the intersection of State Road 37 and County Road 1100N in Madison County, Indiana.

For an unknown reason, the suspect, 42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II, of Anderson, exited the Buick and fired multiple rounds striking the officer at least one time. 

Before additional officers arrived, the Boards fled from the scene in the Buick.

Responding officers from Elwood Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Department located the wounded officer and administered life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived. The officer was transported by ambulance to Ascension St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood and later flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Shahnavaz was a five-year veteran of the United States Army and proudly served the Elwood community for the past 11 months. 

Just after 2:30 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department located the Buick and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The drive, Boards failed to stop and continued south on State Road 37.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies continued to pursue the Buick and deployed a tire deflation device near the area of State Road 37 and 146th street. The Buick continued south on State Road 37 toward Interstate 69.

While on Interstate 69, Fishers Police Department conducted two Precision Immobilization Techniques (PIT). After the second Precision Immobilization Technique, the vehicle stuck a the median barrier wall and became immobilized. Responding officers were able to take Boards into custody without further incident.

Boards was arrested on charges of murder, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, and resisting arrest. He is being held in the Hamilton County Jail without bond.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the death of Elwood police officer Noah Shahnavaz:

“A family, community, and state are devastated by the loss of Officer Noah Shahnavaz, a young public servant at the start of his law enforcement career. Not only did he choose to serve his fellow Americans for five years in the United States Army, but he also returned to Indiana to rededicate himself to serving and protecting others as a police officer for the Elwood Police Department. Our hearts go out to Officer Shahnavaz’s loved ones and his fellow officers. Janet and I send our condolences to all who are suffering from this senseless tragedy.”

Detectives with the Indiana State Police Pendleton Post were assisted in this investigation by Troopers from the Pendleton and Indianapolis District, Detectives from the Indianapolis District, Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Madison County EMA, Fishers Police Department, Westfield Police Department, Noblesville Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officer, Elwood Fire Department/ EMS.