Milwaukee woman Shanika S. Minor added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 19:12:46-04

MILWAUKEE -- A 24-year-old woman has been added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, the FBI announced Tuesday, marking the first time a Milwaukee fugitive has been added to the list.

Shanika S. Minor is wanted for murdering a Milwaukee woman in March who was nine months pregnant.

In March, Minor was visiting her mother's home near 30th and Auer when she began arguing with her mother's pregnant neighbor, Tamecca Perry, over loud music. Perry was just a week from her due date.

Perry was shot in front of her two young children.  She and her unborn baaby both died. The vigil outside Perry's home remains. 

“I think there is an instability in her judgment there, that coupled with a possession of a firearm makes her inherently dangerous," said Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.

“It was just absolutely incredible that she would jump to that conclusion that she needed to take somebody’s life over, you know, a less than a week old argument," said Milwaukee police Cpt. Aaron Raap.

TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke with Perry's teary-eyed cousin, who didn't want to go on camera, but does want people to know the family is grateful for the FBI's actions.

One woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, pleaded for Minor to turn herself in.

“We love you no matter what it is. We will always love you. Just turn yourself in. That’s all we ask.” 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Minor's arrest. She should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Minor may have contact with people in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, and possibly Georgia, the FBI says. They list two known aliases she may be using: Ida Jackson, and Shanika Shontel Minor.

If you have any information about Minor's whereabouts, please contact your local FBI office.