Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted List Captured After Killing 9-Months-Pregnant Woman

Angela Bronner Helm
Tanika S. Minor was one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

A Mississippi native on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has been captured in North Carolina, according to a tweet from the Milwaukee FBI on Friday.


Shanika S. Minor, 24, was captured in Fayetteville, N.C., on Friday morning. Minor was arrested by a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy shortly after 2 a.m. at the Airport Inn, reports the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger.

Minor was wanted in the March 6 slaying of Tamecca Perry, 23, her mother’s neighbor, who was nine months pregnant. Minor allegedly confronted Perry with a gun on March 5 after her mother said that Perry was playing loud music at late hours.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on March 6, Minor allegedly shot Perry over her mother's shoulder (her mother was trying to intervene), hitting her in the chest. Perry collapsed and died on the floor of her apartment. Her unborn child, due within a week, also died before ambulances arrived.

ABC News reports that an arrest warrant was first issued for Minor on March 9 charging her with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. A federal arrest warrant was issued on April 27 charging Minor with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


On June 29, Minor was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list with a $100,000 reward offered for her capture. There is no word yet on whether anyone has collected the reward.

Read more at the Clarion-Ledger and ABC News.

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