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.