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Police Continue Search for Homicide Suspect Eddie Callaway

The Waukesha Police Department continues to hunt for Eddie Callaway, who is considered armed and dangerous. He is the prime suspect in the shooting death of 24-year-old Shanel "Nani" Negron.

Update, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: The Waukesha Police Department is continuing the investigation in the homicide of Shanel 'Nani' Negron.

“Waukesha Police Department is processing and prioritizing many leads/tips," said Capt. Ron Oremus in a statement to the media.  "It is an extensive investigation. There are no other updates at this time.”

Several witnesses saw a man matching 26-year-old Eddie D. Callaway's description shoot and kill Negron at North Moreland Boulevard and Summit Avenue, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. 

Tuesday evening: More than 24 hours after Shanel 'Nani' Negron was shot to death near the intersection of Moreland Boulevard and Summit Avenue in Waukesha, her suspected killer remained on the loose Tuesday night, a $1 million bail awaiting him upon capture.

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack tried to persuade 26-year-old Eddie Callaway to turn himself in during a Tuesday morning press conference; later in the day, Callaway was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of the 24-year-old single mother, known as “Nani.”

"He can only make matters worse if he continues violent acts from this point forward," the chief said. "His best chance is to surrender to law enforcement peacefully and without incident."

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A criminal complaint indicated the shooting occurred soon after 7 p.m. Monday, the Waukesha Freeman reported. A witness saw Callaway shove a woman out of a house, then grab something with his right hand. The witness heard two "pops" before watching the woman fall straight backward, the newspaper reported.

Steve Schaefer was driving on his motorcycle at the time when he saw a person with a bloody face being given CPR near a blue house at the intersection. In a motorcycle with little protection, Schaefer said he left the scene soon after police arrived. A police officer immediately took over the CPR and pulled the victim to the Summit Avenue side of the street. But Negron was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Meanwhile, Callaway’s name soon emerged as the person of interest, his name broadcast over police scanners. He was believed to be driving a 2002 gray Ford Taurus, license plate number 394-TVK. Jack said at Tuesday’s news conference that Callaway’s photo was being distributed along interstate highways.

Callaway had a temporary restraining order issued against him in February of this year by a different woman, part of a violent past. The order noted that Callaway was not to possess a firearm. His record includes a felony conviction and several run-ins with the law, and he has fled to family living in Indiana in the past, according to court records.

While Callaway remained at large, grief-stricken friends of Negron poured out tributes to the mother of a 3-year-old girl.

Angel Amber Aguilar wrote on Waukesha Patch that Negron worked hard to raise her daughter.

“She was amazing,” Aguilar said. “She lived for her daughter. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her princess. Her world lived around her daughter. … She was like nobody else, had a huge smile from ear to ear. She meant a lot to many of us on different levels.”

“I worked with her at Carroll and she was ALWAYS so sweet, positive, and kind,” Yolanda Medina wrote on Waukesha Patch. “I loved talking to her. My heart is just breaking for her family. We are going to miss her greatly.”

A candlelight vigil is planned for 8 p.m. Wednesday at Frame Park for Negron’s friends and family.

Pennyluhu April 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
He shouldn't be too hard to find with all those tatoos. I wonder why people who live a criminal life want to have so many identifying marks on them. Proof of their intelligence, I guess.
Realist April 23, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Goes to show that criminals don't follow rules. You can put all the rules on the books, but your only hurting the law abiding citizen.
Mr Lundt April 23, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Cowardly punk
Rose April 23, 2013 at 04:37 PM
You've ruined our family! She wasnt even from wisconsin! You dont know how much we're suffering out here in nyc! Her dad grandmother cousins brothers and sisters! You were so selfish that you took her life as well as your own because you WILL BE BEHIND PRISON WALLS! Sincerely her cousin! Rose!
Mr Lundt April 23, 2013 at 05:05 PM
My condolences to the victims family.
johnny roman April 23, 2013 at 05:08 PM
May she s.i.p i dont know her but she was my best friend close friend and my wife's best friend in high school your such a coward taking the life of a young beautiful mother and leaving her child behind you well be found and i hope you pay my prayers go out to the family and friends sorry for your lost
johnny roman April 23, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Our prayers are here from the bronx "zelina" and "anastacio"
Nicole Stein April 23, 2013 at 05:39 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Love, thoughts and prayers to you all.
christine April 23, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Ur missed already nani gone but never forgotten I kno ur in heaven being a great guardian angel for all of us love u RIP nani
Carolina April 23, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Just want to let the family know that I'm sorry for your loss she was such a happy person and I loved talking to her in the lunch room..... I will make sure you all are in my prayers..... And I hope justice to be served...
Toni Araiza April 23, 2013 at 09:05 PM
In my short 57 years, I'm growing so tired of the violence. So many cowards walking and working amongst us. They've no respect for mankind and feel just in robbing others of their lives and joy. These cowards are psychopaths, lack empathy, intelligence, reasoning and self respect. What these cowards leave behind is chaos and motherless children.
gg April 23, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Rose, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Such a tragedy. My prayers go out to you.
Atron April 24, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Just another unfortunate case where a restraining order and the paper its written on as well as the people issuing them is just useless in providing any protection at all to a victim. Now we all stand around and wring ones hands and wonder what went wrong. Tomorrow is the "second verse, same as the first."
American Landscape - Vernon April 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM
What the hell is the description of the car he drives? WTF? Are the police so inept they can't actually give us a complete description of the vehicle he is known to drive. A 2002 Ford Taurus is not a complete description. What color is it? Any distinguishing features of the car.....wheels, dents, ect. Give us a chance to mow this vile excuse for a human DNA. PS...sorry for my language. I need some more coffee!
Ignorance is Bliss April 24, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Authorities are searching for a 2002 gray Ford Taurus, license plate 394-TVK. They emphasize that Calloway is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who believes they have seen him should call 911 L2R all articles
miriannette d cruz April 24, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Rip my bubble nani will b miss but neva 4gotten n as for dat thing cuz i cnt give him a name in here cuz is nt gud shud get caught n get punish in slow tym like he took her from her lik gurl n her family
Sarah Millard (Editor) April 24, 2013 at 09:45 PM
As the article states, it is a gray Ford Taurus with the license plate 394-TVK. We also have an example of what the car looks like in the photo gallery.
Nicholas DeBrabant April 25, 2013 at 06:05 AM
He sud have been locked up for the recent restraining order n check his brain cuz hes a waste of life n needs to b pay however the family decides were death or sit behind bars i have no pitty for ne man who violently treats women like dat he needs to pay were it the public or family who turns him in som1 nos were he is he prolly sleepn n eatin good while hes hiding n whomever is hiding him needs to pay too. All respect n prayers go out to family and the beautiful little gurl who is now motherless im sorry for this punks actions shud have never happend
Mr Lundt April 25, 2013 at 06:09 AM
What he said
Karenhhh432 April 25, 2013 at 06:54 AM
What a scumbag coward! Maybe they should send him to NYC so her family could have their way with him instead of us paying to lock his sorry butt up for life!
Natalie April 27, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Nani was such a sweetheart. I loved talking to her at Carroll. I pray that justice will be served, and that her family will find some sort of peace. I hope that her daughter will be raised well with family who will tell her what a wonderful woman her mom was. I continue to pray for the family.
hdn22 April 27, 2013 at 05:17 PM
RIP NANI yu truly are an angel and yu will always live within and thru me.
Mr.ithinkiknowyou:) May 01, 2013 at 03:36 PM
no totally sure but I just heard they found him dead in car with a self inflicted gunshot wound
Mr.ithinkiknowyou:) May 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM
http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/waukesha/indiana-police-shooting-victim-is-eddie-callaway/-/10150328/19967686/-/vingrl/-/index.html

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