On Monday, investigators disclosed that the ex-convict Carl Roy Webb Boards II, who is suspected of killing an Indiana police officer by shooting him to death during a traffic stop, had previously written a song about murdering a police officer.
In addition, it is asserted that 42-year-old Carl Boards II video phoned his parents and girlfriend as he fled the scene of the shooting death of Elwood Officer Noah Shahnavaz before the officer had even exited his patrol vehicle. Officer Noah Shahnavaz was killed in the line of duty on the day of the shooting.
He was charged with murder a day after allegedly shooting a 24-year-old army veteran in Madison County, which is located around 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.
Before he murdered Shahnavaz, Boards, who suffers from bipolar condition, had produced a song in which he boasted about killing police officers. In the song, Boards mentioned Shahnavaz by name.
After Board was taken into custody, the law enforcement officers in Marion, Indiana proceeded to the barber shop where he works and questioned a man who resides in the apartment that is situated above the shop.
Richard Clay of the Indiana State Police stated in a court filing that the individual claimed Boards “produced a recorded song making claims that if he was ever captured by police that he would kill them.” The assertion was made in reference to a statement made by Boards.
After stopping Boards’ vehicle, the rookie officer, who had been working there for a little over a year, took a bullet to the head and was killed. Boards was the one who pulled the officer over. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the police car had sustained damage to its bonnet, windshield, and driver’s door. Additionally, there were 36 spent rifle bullet casings present.
Clay added that the weapon was still securely fastened in its holster when Shahnavaz was transported to the medical facility.
According to the affidavit that was filed to establish probable cause, the last radio message that he made indicated that the driver of a white Buick Lacrosse was armed.
After that, there was a high-speed car chase that involving deputies from both Hamilton County and Fishers. The suspect managed to get away from the officers.
Deputy sheriffs are said to have thrown Stop Sticks and punctured at least one of the tires, but it appears that Boards continued driving the vehicle until it was disabled by a PIT maneuver. The target vehicle will swiftly tip over onto its side and lose control of the vehicle as a result of this technique, which is utilized by the police.
Officers found a weapon in the vehicle along with a high-capacity magazine, which led to the arrest of Boards on charges of murder, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of a handgun. Officers also located a weapon in the vehicle along with a high-capacity magazine.
During the course of their investigation of his building, the authorities discovered a loaded magazine in addition to literature pertaining to the Black Hebrew Israelites. The Black Hebrew Israelites are a religious sect that adheres to the concept that African Americans are the direct lineal ancestors of the Israelites who lived in biblical times.
After Boards completed the requirements of his parole a year ago, he was released from prison. Clay stated that the defendant’s criminal history began in 1999 and includes charges linked to firearms and drugs. Clay also stated that the defendant’s history of arrests began in 1999.
Shahnavaz served in the United States Army for a total of five years before commencing her career as a law enforcement officer a year ago.
The principal of Fishers High School, Jason Urban, stated that “His dream was to help other people,” and that “we are proud of what he did in such a short time, both in the military and with the Elwood police.” “The passing of such a gifted and promising young man has left the entire FHS Tiger family in a state of disbelief and mourning,”