Crime Watch: Death of Ronnie Cantrell

The case of a man shot and killed 14 years ago in Elkhart remains unsolved.

Ronnie Cantrell, 26, was killed on December 12, 1998 outside of the VFW on 6th St. in Elkhart, around 2:30 a.m.

Lt. Cindy Kilgore from Crime Stoppers joined us Thursday morning to share details about this cold case.

"When they [police] got there they found a gunshot victim who'd sustained non-life threatening injuries but then they were told that another victim who had been rushed to the hospital," Kilgore said.

Cantrell was sitting inside an SUV parked outside the SUV and the other person who was shot was standing outside of the vehicle. Cantrell was shot through the eye. He died in the hospital a short time later.

Cantrell had 2 children, ages 5 and 7 at the time. He would have turned 40 last month.

If you know anything about this crime or who shot Cantrell contact Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or 888-342-STOP. You can leave an anonymous tip and may be eligible for a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.


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