Woman on FBI's Most Wanted list to stand trial

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 20:16:42-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee woman placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List earlier this month will stand trial for allegedly killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

Police allege 24-year old Shanika Minor shot 23-year old Tamecca Perry in March at a duplex near 30th and Burleigh.

They accuse Minor of then fleeing the scene. She was taken into custody earlier this month in North Carolina.

Detective James Hensley, the lone witness called by either side at Minor’s preliminary hearing Friday, said Perry was roughly 40 weeks into her pregnancy. She and the unborn child died at the scene.

According to Hensley, interviews with both Minor and her mom indicated the mother and Perry were arguing.

Family members of Perry’s told TODAY’S TMJ4 following Friday’s court appearance that the argument was over loud music.

Hensley said Minor admitted in an interview that she arrived after her mother called to inform her of the argument. After an altercation between Minor and Perry escalated, Minor admitted to firing a round as her Mom tried to break up the fight, Hensley said. 

Minor’s attorney asked Hensley how many casings were recovered at the scene following the shooting. He said three, and that it wasn’t possible to determine if all three were fired from Minor’s firearm.

Hensley said during questioning from the defense attorney that a man who lived with Perry owned a firearm. But he said Minor never told him she felt threatened or worried about being shot during the argument.

Following Hensley’s testimony a court commissioner ruled there is probable cause for Minor to stand trial. She’s expected back in court July 26.