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Homicide Victim Found Dead In A Ditch, Suspect Arrested After Day-Long Manhunt

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Source: MEGA; Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office

Jun. 22 2022, Published 4:34 p.m. ET

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A Wisconsin man faces a murder charge after a shooting left one person dead, officials said.

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Around 11 a.m. on June 16, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office responded to a ditch where a man was found dead. A passerbyer saw the victim and called 911.

The victim was later identified as Eddie L. Banks and he died from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators identified Philip R. Novak, 36, as a suspect and asked for the public’s help in finding him.

Police did not release a motive in the killing but said it appeared to be a targeted incident.

Police did not release a motive in the killing but said it appeared to be a targeted incident.

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