Elwood officer killed; suspect arrested after pursuit

Officer Noah Shahnavaz
Officer Noah Shahnavaz(Elwood Police Department)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2022 at 2:24 PM EDT
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ELWOOD, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - An Elwood police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop early Sunday.

The officer worked for the Elwood police department, 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Police said the officer stopped the driver of a Buick LaCrosse just after 2 a.m.

State police say a driver got out of his vehicle and shot the officer. The suspect was captured roughly 30 minutes later.

Sunday, officials held a press conference where they identified the officer as 24-year-old Noah Shahnavaz. Officers say he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in April. He served the community for 11 months and served in the military for five years.

Police say the suspect was arrested in Hamilton County after a pursuit ended in a crash on I-69 near 106th Street in Fishers. The prosecutor’s office says the suspect has a criminal record, which includes a conviction in 2006 for firing a gun at Indianapolis officers. No names were released.

This is a developing story.

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