Shanika Minor pleads not guilty, accused in deaths of Tamecca Perry, her unborn child

MILWAUKEE -- 24-year-old Shanika Minor, once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives pleaded not guilty Tuesday, July 26th.

Shanika Minor

Minor is charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide and one count of first degree intentional homicide of an unborn child for the shooting deaths of Tamecca Perry and her unborn child.

Minor was on the run for nearly four months after the shooting, which happened on March 6th near 30th and Auer.

Minor was arrested in Fayetteville, North Carolina around 1:00 a.m. She was taken into custody without incident, and then transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center.


Tamecca Perry

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., Shanika Minor showed up at the residence near 30th and Auer.

Minor’s mother told police she went outside to “calm things down.”

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.

Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer

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.”

Tamecca Perry

The complaint indicates Perry’s boyfriend told police Perry’s daughters were “running toward their mom” and he stopped them.

"Minor allegedly reached over her mother, her mother's shoulder, and fired a round from her firearm towards the woman -- striking her in the chest. The woman retreated into her residence where she immediately collapsed and died, in front of her two children," Robert Shields with the FBI said.

Minor’s mother told police her daughter fled the scene in a vehicle.

She was one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives before her capture.

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

Perry’s unborn child, who was due on March 11th, didn’t survive the shooting.

Minor will next be in court on August 16th for a scheduling conference.