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Bloomington Police: Man Shot And Killed Himself

Last updated on Thursday, May 2, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - A man suspected of killing a woman in Wisconsin last week shot and killed himself along the B-Line trail Tuesday night after police captured him.

Laura Lane of the Herald Times reports that the man was on the ground at gunpoint when he pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, police report.

Eddie D. Callaway, 26, of Waukesha, Wisc., was wanted in connection with the April 22 murder of 24-year-old Shanel Negron, whom he lived with in Waukesha, a town west of Milwaukee.

Callaway has family members in Bloomington, and police had been looking for him here the past few days.

Police say he shot himself at about 10:30 p.m. just south of West 11th Street and North Fairview Street at the B-Line Trail.

According to a Bloomington Police Department news release, an Indiana State Police detective flagged down a BPD officer in the area of West Second Street and College Avenue at 10:30 p.m. when he recognized a man wanted by U.S. marshals on a warrant.

He described the suspect as a black male on a blue bicycle who had left the area going north on the B-Line Trail. Another BPD officer found the man and intercepted him where the B-Line Trail crosses North Fairview Street, just south of West 11th Street. The officer ordered him off of his bicycle and was holding him on the ground at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived.

When a second officer got there, Callaway reached toward the waistband of his pants, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, the news release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

BPD said no police officers fired their weapons during the encounter with Callaway.


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