FBI Catches a Most-Wanted Woman

Shanika Minor allegedly killed a pregnant woman over loud music
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2016 2:29 PM CDT
FBI Catches a Most-Wanted Woman
Shanika Minor   (FBI via AP)

Shanika Minor became just the 10th woman ever to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list when she was added this week for allegedly killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, the Washington Post reports. On Friday, she was captured. Back in March, Minor's mother complained about her neighbor, 23-year-old Tamecca Perry, playing loud music. According to NBC News, Perry and Minor had gone to high school together. Minor confronted Perry outside her Milwaukee duplex, allegedly while holding a gun and challenging Perry—nine-months pregnant and due in five days—to fight. Police say Minor shot Perry despite Minor's own mother trying to shield the victim. Perry died in front of her two children. Her unborn child died with her.

Minor, 24, hadn't been seen since the shooting, ABC News reports. Authorities believe she had family or friends helping her avoid capture. The FBI was offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to Minor's capture, and someone called early Friday with a tip that she was staying at a motel near the airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Minor was arrested without incident. She has been charged with intentional homicide, intentional homicide of an unborn child, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. “The brutal murder of a mother and her unborn child is reprehensible,” the Post quotes a statement from the FBI as saying. (Read more Most Wanted stories.)

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