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ELWOOD, Ind.--The Elwood Police officer who was shot and killed early Sunday morning was 24 years old, was an Army veteran of five years, and had been a police officer for 11 months. The man arrested is expected to be formally charged with murder Monday.

At a Sunday press conference Madison County’s chief deputy prosecutor Andre Hanna said charges will include murder, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, resisting law enforcement, as well as an enhanced charge of use of a firearm, which carries an enhanced penalty.

LISTEN: Press Conference from Sunbday afternoon

“After reviewing all of the evidence and discussions with the family and all those involved we will make a determination as to whether we will seek the death penalty in this case,” said Hanna.

Carl Boards mug shot

PHOTO: Madison County booking

State Police believe Carl Roy Webb Boards, II, 42, of Anderson, got out of his car and shot Officer Noah Shahanavaz at least once, before driving off. That led to a chase that went into Hamilton County where police tried stop sticks, deflating the tires. Boards kept going.

“Fishers police officers got into the pursuit. They attempted the PIT maneuver on the vehicle,” said State Police Sgt. Scott Keegan. “It was unsuccessful the first time. They then continued and tried it a second time, which was successful.”

The car stopped against a median guard rail and Boards gave up.

The Indiana State Police were asked to lead the investigation. Shahanavaz leaves behind his parents and siblings.

“Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform. Serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family,” said Elwood Mayor Todd Jones. “A senseless act of violence robbed this young man of the life and career he had ahead of him.”

Jones asked that everyone keep the family, the police department and the city in their thoughts and prayers.

State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said that by noon Monday you will be able to make a donation to help the family at any Chase bank.