Wisconsin's Most Wanted: Askia Strong, sought for attempted homicide, captured

UPDATE: U.S. Marshals said Askia Strong was arrested Tuesday, March 21 at a relative's home in Waukesha, with help from Waukesha police.

Investigators say Askia Strong stood over the mother of his children and opened fire. He shot her over and over again, a total of 23 times. She lived to tell her story. 

"My head, my arms, my back, my legs, my stomach," Nikeya Shumake shared her wounds with FOX6 News in August 2022 after being shot 23 times in July by Strong. "If a guy hits you once or even disrespects you – he’s not for you."

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"He’s been arrested, I think, 13 times," explained the U.S. Marshal on the case. 

Nikeya Shumake

Strong was wanted for a string of charges including first-degree attempted homicide for shooting the mother of his children more than 20 times. 

U.S. Marshals warned he was to be considered armed and dangerous.

Prosecutors say there was a disagreement between the victim and Strong during a car ride where their children were inside. It was over inappropriate pictures Strong was showing their daughter. 

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When the victim realized Strong was armed, she made a run for it. Investigators say it did not stop him. 

Strong allegedly went after her and shot her multiple times in Milwaukee near 24th and Lapham. He was on the run since the July 2022 shooting. 

"If you can do this to someone who you are allegedly in love with, you can do that to anybody," the U.S. marshal on the case told FOX6. 

The U.S. Marshals warned anyone helping Strong would be risking charges for aiding a fugitive.

Askia Strong

"He can bring things to your door that you don’t want to your door, and one of them is law enforcement," said the U.S. Marshal. 

Help for those in need

If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence, you can reach out for help from the people at Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee.