Police Officer Noah Jacob Shahnavaz

Police Officer Noah Jacob Shahnavaz

Elwood Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 2022

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Noah Jacob Shahnavaz

Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Route 37 at about 2:00 am.

The driver of the vehicle he stopped exited his car and opened fire on Officer Shahnavaz before fleeing in his car. The man then led other officers on a pursuit after he was located in Hamilton County. The subject continued to fire at officers during the pursuit until officers with the Fishers Police Department conducted a PIT maneuver.

Officer Shahnavaz was transported to a local hospital and then flown to a hospital in Indianapolis where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject who shot him was a convicted felon who had been previously convicted of shooting at police officers in Indianapolis. He was charged with murder and other charges after murdering Officer Shahnavaz.

Officer Shahnavaz was a U.S. Army Global War on Terror veteran and had served with the Elwood Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge 39
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

convicted felon, traffic stop

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Shahnavaz to this country and the people of Indiana will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 5, 2022

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