WAUKESHA (WITI) -- Loved ones gathered Wednesday evening, April 24th at Frame Park in Waukesha to remember 24-year-old Shanel Negron -- known by her nickname "Nani." Negron was gunned down on Monday -- allegedly by her boyfriend, 26-year-old Eddie Callaway outside the Waukesha home the two shared.
Negron was remembered on Wednesday as a candlelight vigil was held in her honor. This, as authorities continued the massive manhunt for Callaway.
Callaway has been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in the case.
Negron leaves behind a three-year-old daughter. Loved ones say they knew Callaway to be controlling. On Tuesday, FOX6 News spoke with a mother and her daughter, who had reportedly dated Callaway. They described him as physically and verbally abusive.
Family members say Negron and Callaway dated off and on for about two years. They say Negron was known for her contagious laugh and that she was an extremely devoted mother to her daughter.
When squads arrived at the scene on Monday, they found Negron lying face up on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to the criminal complaint, several witnesses heard a gun shot(s) near N. Moreland Blvd. and Summit Ave. around 7:15 p.m. The witnesses further indicated they saw a woman, later identified as Negron, lying on the walkway and a black male fleeing the scene.
According to the complaint, one witness told police they were traveling northbound on N. Moreland Blvd. near Summit Ave. when they saw a black male shove Negron out of a home while reaching for something in their right hand. The witness then stated they heard a "pop, pop," and Negron fell straight back.
Officials say Callaway was seen leaving the scene in a gray 2002 four-door Ford Taurus with license plate 394-TVK.
Investigators say they are dedicating an enormous amount of resources in their search for Callaway. They’re also counting on the public to keep an eye out for this man. If anyone encounters him, you’re urged to immediately call 911 and DO NOT ATTEMPT CONTACT HIM.
If you believe you have information that could help authorities locate Callaway, you’re urged to contact the Waukesha Police Dispatch Center at 262-524-3831.
Bail for Callaway has been set at $1 million.
Funeral services have been finalized for Negron. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 at Church & Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Rd, Waukesha (corner of Hwy J & JJ, 4 blocks south of I-94) from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated at 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.