Indiana officer killed during traffic stop; suspect arrested

Police say the suspect got out of his vehicle during a traffic stop and shot the 24-year-old officer. (WTHR via CNN)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 10:46 AM PDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2022 at 1:39 PM PDT
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ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop early Sunday.

Noah Shahnavaz worked for the Elwood police department, 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. State police say a driver got out of his vehicle and shot the 24-year-old officer.

The suspect was captured roughly 30 minutes later.

Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz, 24, had been with the department for 11 months after...
Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz, 24, had been with the department for 11 months after serving five years in the U.S. Army.(Source: WTHR via CNN)

Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger says he’s gone from “being prayerful to being angry.”

The prosecutor’s office says the suspect has a criminal record, which includes a conviction in 2006 for firing a gun at Indianapolis officers.

Shahnavaz had been an Elwood police officer for 11 months after serving five years in the U.S. Army.

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