There are a lot of lists for a young Black woman to aspire to. The Dean’s list. The Best Dressed List. But most don’t end up where Shanika Minor is now – the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List. In another dubious honor, Minor is the first fugitive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to make the list. And the reason why – she shot and killed another woman after an argument over loud music.
In March, Minor was visiting her mother’s home near 30th and Auer when she began arguing with her mother’s pregnant neighbor, Tamecca Perry, over loud music. Perry was just a week from her due date.
“I think there is an instability in her judgment there, that coupled with a possession of a firearm makes her inherently dangerous,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.
“It was just absolutely incredible that she would jump to that conclusion that she needed to take somebody’s life over, you know, a less than a week old argument,” said Milwaukee police Cpt. Aaron Raap.
TODAY’S TMJ4 spoke with Perry’s teary-eyed cousin, who didn’t want to go on camera, but does want people to know the family is grateful for the FBI’s actions.
One woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, pleaded for Minor to turn herself in.
“We love you no matter what it is. We will always love you. Just turn yourself in. That’s all we ask.”
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to Minor’s arrest. She should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Minor may have contact with people in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, and possibly Georgia, the FBI says. They list two known aliases she may be using: Ida Jackson, and Shanika Shontel Minor.
If you have any information about Minor’s whereabouts, please contact your local FBI office.