Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty against a suspect accused of killing an Indiana police officer last month.
Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz was struck several times when he was fatally shot with an AK-47 before he could exit his cruiser during a routine July 31 traffic stop. Carly Roy Webb Boards II, 42, was arrested, and authorities say he fired at least 36 rounds in the shooting. He faces murder and other charges in connection with the killing.
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Madison County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andrew C. Hanna said Wednesday that the office would be seeking the death penalty in the case, WISH-TV reports. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty because Shahnavaz was acting in his capacity as a law enforcement officer when he was shot and killed.
The death penalty announcement comes a day after the Elwood Police Department said it would be buying bulletproof windshields for its vehicles following Shahnavaz's killing.