MILWAUKEE -- It was an emotional day on Wednesday, March 16th for the family members and friends of Tamecca Perry. 23-year-old Perry and her unborn child were laid to rest, after they were murdered on March 6th near 30th and Auer. This, as police continue to search for the killer.
Word spread among those at Perry's funeral Wednesday that Shanika Minor had been taken into custody -- but police said she remains at large.
Police have released Minor's photo and said they are seeking her for the murder of Perry and Perry's unborn child. Minor is facing one count of first degree intentional homicide, and one count of first degree intentional homicide -- unborn child, in this case.
Perry's funeral was held at the New Pitts Mortuary in Milwaukee.
Perry was a mother of two children, and her third child was due on March 11th.
Perry was pronounced dead inside the duplex at 30th and Auer after sustaining a gunshot wound to her chest.
According to the criminal complaint, police went upstairs and spoke with Minor's mother, who told police that her daughter and Perry had "an argument over the playing of loud music" a week prior to this shooting incident. Minor told investigators her daughter "thought that the victim was disrespecting her."
Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, Shanika Minor showed up at the residence near 30th and Auer.
Minor's mother told police she went outside to "calm things down."
Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer
Minor's mother said prior to Minor showing up at the home, Minor had called her mother and told her she was at the residence. Minor's mother said she told her daughter to leave, but her daughter wouldn't leave. Minor's mother said she went downstairs in an effort to "prevent her daughter from getting inside," but she was able to get inside.
Minor's mother indicated at one point, during the argument, she attempted to push Minor outside, while telling Minor that Perry was nine months pregnant.
Perry's boyfriend told police Minor "was carrying a black firearm with an extended clip." The complaint indicates that while Minor and Perry argued in a hallway, Minor's mother stood between them, trying to keep them separated. At one point, the complaint indicates Minor "raised a hand and pointed a gun in the direction of Perry."
The complaint indicates Perry's boyfriend told police Perry's daughters were "running toward their mom" and he stopped them.
Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer
Perry's boyfriend then heard the sound of gunshots coming from the kitchen area. Perry's boyfriend as well as Minor's mother both called 911 immediately after the incident.
Minor's mother told police her daughter fled the scene in a vehicle.
She remains at large.
As they remembered Perry and her unborn child, those who knew and loved her said they are hopeful justice will come soon.
"She took a cousin. She took a mother. She took an aunt. She took a niece. She took all of that from us and all over some music. I don't care what it was over. A pregnant person didn't deserve that and now we have to deal with the fact that she's gone," Dana Freeman, Perry's cousin said.
Perry's baby girl, who died before she was born, was also laid to rest on Wednesday -- a baby Perry's loved ones will never meet in life.
"For me not to have that chance really took something out of me. You took her life as well as her unborn child. That's so unfair," Shemeeka Pirtle, Perry's friend said.
Among Perry's loved ones, anger and concern about Minor remains, as police actively search for her.
"I'm still going to pray for her and I'm still going to pray for her family. I feel like yeah, she took a life from us, but she also took a life from her family. That baby didn't deserve it. She didn't get a chance. We didn't get a chance to welcome her into the world. That's sad," Pirtle said.
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Shanika Minor.
Anyone with information as to Minor's whereabouts is asked to call police.
Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer