Woman wanted in Wis. death of pregnant woman added to FBI's 10 Most Wanted

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Shanika Minor
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MILWAUKEE (WLS) -- The FBI has added a 24-year-old woman to its 10 Most Wanted List after the death of a pregnant woman in Wisconsin.

Shanika S. Minor is being sought for her alleged involvement in first-degree intentional homicide; first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child; and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Minor is the 509th person to be placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in March 1950.

During the late hours of March 5, police say Minor instigated an argument with her mother's neighbor in Milwaukee. Minor confronted the neighbor on the sidewalk next to her home, brandished a semi-automatic firearm and repeatedly challenged the woman to fight. Police say Minor's mother ran to the scene, attempting to stop her daughter from harming the woman, who was nine months pregnant.

Minor allegedly fired a round from her firearm into the air before leaving the scene with several others, police said. The confrontation started after Minor's mother told her the neighbor was playing loud music at an unreasonable hour, police said.

Police say shortly before 3 a.m. on March 6, Minor returned to the neighbor's residence, got into the common hallway of the duplex, and met the woman by the back door of her home. Minor's mother again ran to the scene, and put herself between her daughter and the woman, and attempted to de-escalate the situation, police said. Minor allegedly reached over her mother's shoulder and fired a round from her firearm toward the pregnant victim, striking her in the chest. The victim retreated into her residence, where she immediately collapsed and died. Her unborn child, due within a week, also died before emergency medical personnel arrived. Minor fled the scene and has not been seen since, police said.

The Mississippi native is described as black, 5'6" tall, 165 pounds, medium build, with black hair and brown eyes. Minor has a tattoo on her lower abdomen of a display of roses. The roses are a cover-up of an earlier tattoo and not all the petals are colored in; some petals are shaded in red, while others are outlined in black. Minor's occupation was newspaper delivery. Minor may have contact with people in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, and possibly in Georgia, the FBI said.

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for any information leading directly to the arrest of Shanika S. Minor. The FBI's Milwaukee Division can be reached at 414-276-4684.