Third day of manhunt for Waukesha murder suspect; vigil set for victim
Jaclyn Brandt, Nick Montes, Lacey Crisp, Keller Russell and Jay Sorgi
WAUKESHA - Wednesday began day three of Waukesha Police's search for the man who shot and killed a 24-year-old woman near a busy intersection Monday evening.
Meanwhile, family and friends were set to hold a vigil for the murdered woman on Wednesday night.
Police say Eddie Callaway is armed and dangerous, and they want to catch him as soon as they can. There are billboards up on Interstate 43, and he’s been put on the most wanted list. He is suspected of murdering Shanel Negron.
Charges were filed Tuesday afternoon against Callaway. He is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, and was given $1 million bail even though he has not yet been caught.
Family and friends were planning a vigil for Negron at Frame Park in Waukesha on Wednesday night.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes reports that Negron has a three-year-old child.
We’re learning more about Callaway; according to his rap sheet this isn’t the first time he’s threatened to kill a woman.
“She just said that if a black man shows up at her door, please call the police. She didn’t go into detail. She was on her way out to go pick up her kid from school,” said Sarah Lomeli.
That conversation between murder victim Shanel “Nani” Negron and crossing guard Sarah Lomeli happened at 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police say Negron was shot and killed just after 7 p.m.
“I heard gunshots going off. I didn’t think it was a gun, but then I heard cops drive by,” said neighbor Ashley Gawronski.
Police are now on the hunt for Negron’s live-in boyfriend, Eddie Callaway, a felon who shouldn’t have a gun. Police admit they don’t know where the murder weapon is.
“He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous,” said Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack.
Callaway was charged with disorderly conduct in December 2010 after police say he beat a man. In February, Callaway’s previous girlfriend asked for a restraining order, pleading with cops saying Callaway had threatened her life and “would hold knives to my throat and a gun to my head.”
“No stone will be left unturned in attempt to locate him and get this dangerous criminal off the streets,” said Chief Jack.
Callaway has distinctive tattoos over his body, but his most noticeable tattoo may be a star and teardrops near his left eyebrow.
He was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus, gray in color, with license plate 394TVK.
Officers are focusing their investigation on a house at the corner of Moreland Boulevard and Summit Ave. in Waukesha.
Monday night, a hysterical woman ran under the crime scene tape, asking police where her sister was and saying she got a call that her sister had been shot.
After visiting with police, a few minutes later that woman returned, crying saying her sister was dead.
Neighbors didn't hear any gunshots or arguments but noticed the heavy police response around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
"They had a SWAT type of a person right to the next house over. They were walking up the sidewalks in the back," said Mike Moser, who lives nearby.
Authorities don't know what led to the shooting.
"That's a major part of the investigation, what leads up to it. Obviously, it's going to be a critical piece when we apprehend him," said Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack.
Police say they've been to his home before, but not for domestic violence.
However, court records show Callaway had a temporary restraining order against him, and he wasn't supposed to have any weapons.
"We're following up on leads...to locate him. We've been in contact with the U.S. Marshals Service and he will be on their most wanted list," said Chief Jack.
Christin Books lives a short distance away, and crime tape is attached to her tree.
"It's just really sad. It's tragic. That's the reason why I moved from L.A.," said Books.
Waukesha Police warn people to not make contact with Callaway. If they find Callaway, they are asked to call 911.