Milwaukee woman on FBI Most Wanted list captured in North Carolina

MILWAUKEE --Shanika Minor -- a Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive from Milwaukee was arrested in North Carolina early Friday morning, July 1st.  Minor was apprehended by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, at a motel near the airport, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Minor was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Tuesday, June 28th for her involvement in the March 2016 shooting of Tamecca Perry and Perry's unborn child. The shooting stemmed from an argument over loud music being played from the victim’s residence.

According to authorities, around 1:30 a.m. Friday, The FBI Public Access Line contacted the Cumberland County Emergency Communications Center to inform them of information received regarding the possible whereabouts Minor.  The caller said Minor was staying at a motel near the airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

"The dispatcher alerted the deputies that there was a person of interest who may in fact be a suspect in the top ten most wanted list," said Ronnie Mitchell, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. 

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene, located Minor and took her into custody without incident.

"There was no incident. Frankly there were three deputies on scene including a K9. When she saw the odds there she decided attempting to flee would not be any benefit to her and she did not offer resistance," said Mitchell. 

Minor was transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center where she is being held.

Police say 23-year-old Perry, a mother of two, pregnant with her third child, was shot by Minor who came over to her home to settle an argument. The shooting happened near 30th and Auer just before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 6th.

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.”

Tamecca Perry

Shanika Minor added to FBI Most Wanted list, accused of killing pregnant mother