Shanika Minor was added to the FBI's Most Wanted list on Tuesday in connection with the March 6 death of a pregnant Milwaukee woman during a confrontation.
According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
, police believe that Minor, 24, who has used the alias Ida Jackson, allegedly shot Tamecca Perry, 23, around 3 a.m. on March 6 after entering a hallway of Perry's duplex armed with a gun.
Minor's mother, who managed to deescalate an earlier confrontation between the women over loud music, stepped in between her daughter and Perry, who was nine-months pregnant. Minor, though, allegedly reached around her mother and shot Perry in the chest. She died at the scene, in front of her two small children.
"Her unborn child, due within a week, also died before emergency medical personnel arrived," an FBI statement said
. "Minor fled the scene and has not been seen since. On March 9, 2016, a local arrest warrant was issued for Minor charging her with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree intentional homicide [of the] unborn child."
"On April 27, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, charging Minor with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution," the statement continued.
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn called the shooting a "heinous" crime and said that putting out a national call for Minor's arrest was part of Milwaukee's ongoing efforts to control violence.
"The brutal murder of a mother and her unborn child is reprehensible," said Robert Shields, special agent in charge of the FBI Milwaukee Division. "The FBI will provide all of our available resources to assist the Milwaukee Police Department in locating and apprehending this violent fugitive, Shanika S. Minor, to include placing her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
"Given that Minor's alleged crime involved the use of a firearm, she should be considered armed and extremely dangerous," Shields continued.
Minor is described as an African-American woman, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 165 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, with a tattoo on her lower abdomen. Authorities believe she may have been in contact with people in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, and possibly in Georgia, stated the FBI.
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