Murder Suspect Eddie Callaway Commits Suicide in Indiana

Eddie Callaway killed himself after being confronted by police officers in Bloomington, Indiana.

An eight-day, two-state manhunt for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in Waukesha ended Tuesday night on a bicycle path in Indiana with a single, self-inflicted gunshot.

Eddie Callaway, 26, had been on the run since April 22, the only person sought in the April 22 shooting death of Shanel “Nani” Negron.

Authorities were on alert in Bloomington, IN, about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis. Callaway’s family lived in the Indianapolis area and he had fled there from Wisconsin during past times of trouble. The U.S. Marshals, Indiana State Police and Bloomington police were looking for the man with the tattoo at the corner of his left eye.

At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, they found him.

Detective, officer confront Callaway

An Indiana State Police detective spotted a heavily tattooed man on a blue bike riding north on the B-Line trail, according to Bloomington police.

The detective flagged down a nearby Bloomington police officer and reported what the detective saw. Another police officer quickly responded to the trail to intercept Callaway and pointed his service weapon at the man, not knowing if the bike rider was armed, police said.


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 The Bloomington police officer ordered Callaway off the bike and onto the ground, and radioed for backup. As the backup police officers responded, Callaway reached into his waistband and pulled out a gun. Ignoring the police officer’s commands, Callaway held the gun to his head and fired, authorities said.

Police say Callaway acted alone

“The Waukesha Police Department is confident that Eddie Callaway was the lone suspect in the death Shanel Negron,” Waukesha Deputy Police Chief Dennis Angle said Wednesday. “We are still in the process of completing the investigation, including forensics and ballistics testing. … We are glad to bring this case to a closure."

Bloomington and Waukesha police are jointly conducting forensics and ballistics studies on the weapon to determine if the weapon used in Callaway’s suicide was also used in Negron’s homicide, Angle said.

Negron is survived by her 3-year-old daughter, Jaslene, who was not present at the time of the shooting.

“I think the most tragic part of this entire incident when it comes to the case as a whole, as of right now, we have a 3-year-old little girl who doesn’t have a mother,” Angle said.

Negron was fatally shot by Callaway at the corner of Summit Avenue and North Moreland Boulevard, police say. Witnesses described hearing a “pop” from a gun before Callaway fled in Negron’s 2002 Ford Taurus.

A bystander started CPR on Negron, who had been shot in the head, and a responding Waukesha police officer helped in the unsuccessful resuscitation efforts.

Suspect's dad feared for son's life

Callaway's father told Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News this week that he feared his son would not make it out of the manhunt alive.

Callaway has a violent history, including an incident where he chopped off his sister’s ponytail and shaved off her eyebrows. He also has a felony record after taking a 14-year-old girl and her mother’s car to Indiana. After two weeks, the girl wanted to return home to Brookfield because of the violence in Callaway’s family.

In February, a former girlfriend — not Negron — filed a restraining order against Callaway, stating Callaway "would hold knives to my throat and a gun to my head and threaten to kill me." She further asserted that Callaway would stalk her outside her place of work, and would choke her, push her and physically and verbally assault her in other ways.

See Related:

  • Waukesha Police Investigate Homicide
  • Nani Negron Lived For Her Daughter
  • Eddie Callaway Has Violent History
  • Eddie Callaway's Father Fears Homicide Suspect Will Be Killed in Manhunt
Anonymous May 02, 2013 at 08:00 PM
guess his uncle did no good in talking any common sense into him did he? He is evil and that is it. Pure evil only kills in cold hard blood and leaves an innocent child motherless. An uncle is different than a "father". This is what happens when men have no role models in their lives.
Conspiracy T May 03, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Again you bring up the KKK and ask me where my sheets are, Mr. Hill I will call you racist, not once have I said anything about his race and that I was glad he is dead because he is black, IMO the Jaren Kuester should also be dead. The only one I am prejudiced against are cowards who kill defenseless people, like your boy. You tell me and others not to judge by you are casting the race judgement on all that don't share your "enlightened opinion" Get real On a side note I call B.S. on your BA and your 3.3 gpa, if you were anywhere close to that your spelling would not be at a 4th grade level.
Zan Jones May 03, 2013 at 06:07 PM
I am sorry for your loss. That said, how dare you? Family members left behind by someone who has committed suicide probably take exception to your religious damnation garbage. That's horribly offensive. Steven Weinberg said it best when he said, "With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion." Take your self-righteous, eternal damnation talk and buzz off. Again, sorry for your loss.
Vernon May 03, 2013 at 06:38 PM
"I am in school to get my. BA in human services to counsel not judge and I have a 3.3 gpa" May I ask what school?
CHOLA May 04, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Everybody talking bout don't judge.but the Bible say"judge accordingly" according to your actions not according to the content of your heart cause only God can judge that cause He's the only one who can see your heart.And with that being said I'm gonna continue to judge him and hope he rot with Satan himself.
Concerned Citizen May 04, 2013 at 03:53 AM
He was a control freak drug dealin' thug who cared about about no one but his own good for nothing butt. I'm tired of hearing how all these jerks are such sweet and kind guys and wouldn't hurt a fly. He had issues and never had the tools to be a real man. He mistreated women. SHEEESH.......Quit making him look like a chior boy. He wasn't supposed to have a gun but hey, he was Eddie so that means he could do what ever the heck he wanted too. Occupation: lifelong criminal. Gee, Mom and Dad sure must be proud.
Demarcus Patterson May 04, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Everybody need to shut the fuck up dude was out of order from shooting that girl like that so if he didn't or did kill his self that's what the hell he get live by that Gun you gone die by that Gun
speakingthetruth May 04, 2013 at 01:52 PM
This is the problem some1 commits a crime and everyone steady has the "BAD" person name in their mouth...instead focus on what's in hand...a young mother lost her life n a lil girl will grow up w out here. Keep this young lady's memory alive n stop worrying about him n his family! No1 can judge him but god...ur entitled to ur own opinion but if u hav a kid is there anyanything that kid could do to stop u from loving them? This doesn't mean he's a "BAD" PERSON. Yes its a horrible situation n he's 100% wrong. But until u lived the other side dnt speak on it..what's sad is I've lived both sides to 1 of these situations from a few yrs bak n u no what? He tried to get help but instead thy locked him up! He tried talkin to some1 whn he was a teen but he got locked up! Our system doesn't help evn the 1s that want help! So much of our tax dollars get wasted on so much b/s this is 1 thing that would not b a bad use...learnin from these men's what started this n how to stop it...n why u goin to put a fake name n then CCAP Some1. Seriously...wow...ppl r so lame! R.I.P. to these 2 families and friends & most of all this young lady n her mother..R.I.P.
speakingthetruth May 04, 2013 at 01:59 PM
& as far as I know u can commit suicide and go to heaven...I no sum1 same type of situation n commited suicide but had talked w a priest for a few yrs n it is possible to be forgiven for murder but to also go to heaven if u kill urself...idk details I'm not expert. But he was told if he believes he can still go to heaven...n I no he's in heaven. N I no he's at peace n I hope the same 4 this situation...I can't explain the pain these situations bring. But everything happens 4 a reason n we dnt no the reason n may not understand it...R.I.P. go light a candle in Nani name n quit wasting ur time worried about some1 that is gone n gav u what u wanted...evn her family realizes the pain his family is going threw so its sad tht others can't
Mr Lundt May 04, 2013 at 08:22 PM
@Speak "But until u lived the other side dnt speak on it" No--- we need more people speaking up and out about this horrible behavior. This coward beat women and killed himself. Society should regularly judge this behavior as unacceptable regardless of his upbringing. Your attitude hurts other potential victims.
Vernon May 04, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Mr Lundt, You should give it up.None of these cementers have more than a 3rd grade education. If that.
Vernon May 04, 2013 at 08:48 PM
COMENTATORS.... That includes myself.
Karl May 05, 2013 at 01:35 AM
He was a Thug & a Punk. What else needs to be Known? I Guess You Didn't know much now did you. Now, On to the Next Thug & His Goddess
Karl May 05, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Yep. All The Thugs just love & Worship Each Other right. I'm so Grateful there is One Less tonight
Karl May 05, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Right. Nice Try. Always Picking on the Poor Black gangster Thug wanna bes Right? I'm Sure the Thugs Thug daddy can Tell Everyone Why. But That'll Never happen. He came from a Thug family Period
Karl May 05, 2013 at 01:50 AM
The Whole Country Won. We Have One Less Thug to Worry About & Another Pot Smoking women Worshiping The Thugs Is Also Gone. A Win Win For all
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:00 AM
I Love seeing a Thug & There Women dying. It Gives me great joy & hope for our Country. I'll be Glad when There all Eradicated. All The Thugs & there Women & Thug babys Need to be Eliminated from Our culture so we can once again be a safe & ciil Country with Morals. Drugs cause all the madness but yet everyone loves there drugs
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Obviously God is Leaving it all up to us to Kill & Eliminate all the Killer Thugs of this Once Great country Sir. God can deal with them after there dead & gone & I guess it is up to us to get them to him Quicker than later. I'm sick of all this Violence & Someone needs to do something about it. I Guess it is up to us. We The People
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Smoking Dope makes people think & do very Stupid things. We Live in a culture that the Women of Today are brain washed to Worship these Thugs. This is the Results of those bad Decisions
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Your Pathetic.. I'll be the First to Admit I Hate Em . Come break Into my Home while I'm Here & I'll Show you just How Much. Period
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Satan is sitting there laughing at him & Tormenting Him for Eternity Now. The Devil Come to Deceit. Steal & Kill.. He Owns most Souls in This God Forsaken Country. Smoking Pot is Evil & drinking is Evil & look at all who do this & there actions while doing so. Deception at it's best. This is NOT a God fearing Country. Satan Rules This Country
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:44 AM
So Sorry she chose to love & worship a thug & Not be a Good Role Model for Her own daughter & make Good choices for the Both of them. That was her Job & she failed that Job Miserably. Maybe she was just stoned all the time & Could Not Think Right. Don't matter anymore Now does it. Worship A Thug & Die by a Thug. Good Enough for me
Karl May 05, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Thugs & People like this don't have the ability to feel pain for Others or Empathy.I'm sure His parents can not feel anything they never had to give to him from his beginning. He comes from a family of Thugs. I Notice they all just seem to love College Communities as well. For drug Dealing Prospects perhaps? They seem to always have all the Freebies for the Freeloaders as well. Free Food & Free this & that. I would bet a thousand bucks his family lives in all the Free Housing & has all the Free shit in Life. This is where he Killed himself at. On his way home from downtown trying to be Sneaky.Our Town is Full of these fools
Titi M May 05, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Please stop all this negativity...what's done is done. Let both our families begin the grieving and healing process. Lets bring light to domestic violence. Our country is in crisis. Domestic violence crosses all social economical classes. There is help out there just reach out. Titi M
Edward. Hill May 06, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Glad to know there is educated people on here I bet a 1000$ I can prove I am in school any taker, B L what you pay in taxes would not fill a pot hole but I am getting an education with tax dollars so I can be your worst nightmare ,an educated black man deal with it jim crow days is over, face it as for Bunny and Clyde they was white again speak facts not just tid bits that sound good.
skittles May 07, 2013 at 03:19 AM
You need to be put to sleep like the rest of them! This is a free country and everyone has the right to their opinions and can judge whoever they want!! This isn't about religion its what's right or wrong n that no good bastard deserves to be 6 ft under!! N for the dumb broad up there I'm pretty sure nani's family doesn't care that eddies family is in mourning too..I bet they would want him to suffer for what he did and with a family like eddies I'm sure they're used to burring their kind..daddy already knew he was going six feet under n I'm pretty sure he knows that side of the story cuz he helped his rotten ass son flee WI! R.I.P babygirl R.I.H Jigga boo
Paul Pinkerton May 07, 2013 at 11:59 AM
#Edward.Hill. I thought you wrote your last post above. Dream on about your chances at graduating ANY college course with that kind of grammar. You are another illiterate idiot spouting lies and a fantasy life.RIP Nani, RIH Eddie.
Edward. Hill May 07, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I would like to say I am sorry to both families I made made this senseless lost of life in to my chance to get on a soap box all of this start over something as trivial as a text message and I hope people see how easy things can go so wrong this in not about me,and I will not post anything else so focus on how to stop this from happening again it happen to more woman then just the ones with black men,rest in peace Nani, rest in peace Eddie
Chaos78 May 10, 2013 at 07:35 AM
@Karl.. this is not a GOD country, and yes God rules this country.
Emily May 18, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Eddie was a good man n a good friend to me.... Always enjoyed his company..... My tattoos are pieces of happyness and a part of him.... Rest in peace Eddie <3


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