crime & courts

Homicide suspect kills self on B-Line Trail



A suspect in a Wisconsin homicide case shot and killed himself Tuesday night after he was located by Bloomington police while riding a bicycle on the B-Line Trail.

Bloomington Police Department personnel had been notified Eddie D. Callaway, 26, of Waukesha, Wis., who was wanted for alleged involvement in an April 22 homicide, was possibly in Bloomington due to family connections, according to a press release issued Wednesday by BPD Capt. Joe Qualters.

At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, an Indiana State Police detective alerted a BPD officer that he recognized Callaway, who was wanted by U.S. Marshals, traveling north on the B-Line Trail. The officer alerted other personnel of Callaway’s description and direction of travel, and another officer confronted the suspect on the B-Line Trail near North Fairview and West 11th streets.

Police ordered the suspect off his bicycle and held him at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived, according to the release.

The back-up officer arrived, and the suspect reached toward his waistband. Despite verbal commands to keep his hands away from his body, the suspect retrieved a weapon and shot himself in the head, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Early media reports that this was an officer-involved shooting are inaccurate and it has been determined that no Bloomington Police Department personnel discharged a weapon during the encounter with the suspect,” the release said.

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