Woman on FBI’s top 10 fugitive list captured in North Carolina
A Wisconsin woman on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list after being accused of fatally shooting an expectant mother was caught in North Carolina on Friday, the FBI said in a statement.
Shanika Minor, 24, was captured in Fayetteville, North Carolina, early in the morning, the FBI’s Milwaukee office said on Twitter.
Earlier in the week, Minor became the tenth woman to be placed on the most-wanted list since the agency began compiling it in 1950, the FBI said.
Minor is accused of fatally shooting Tamecca Perry, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, in Milwaukee during a dispute over the playing of loud music at night. The victim was a neighbor of Minor’s mother.
The March 6 incident began with Minor confronting Perry, brandishing a gun and firing into the air before leaving in her car, the FBI said. Minor returned hours later and prompted another confrontation at the back door of the victim’s home, the FBI said.
Minor’s mother attempted to stop the altercation but was unsuccessful. Minor reached over the mother’s shoulder and shot Perry in the chest, the FBI said.
Perry, a former high school classmate of Minor, retreated into her home, where she died in front of her two children, the FBI said. The agency said the unborn child also died before paramedics arrived. Minor then fled.
Additional details about the nature of her capture were not immediately available.
(Reporting by Laila Kearney in New York; Editing by Frank McGurty and Matthew Lewis)