Charged but not in custody: Police seek Shanika Minor in death of pregnant woman

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Shanika Minor

Shanika Minor

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are working to track down 24-year-old Shanika Minor for her alleged role in the deaths of Tamecca Perry and her unborn child. Minor is now charged with the crime — but she is not yet in custody.

Minor faces the following charges:

  • First-degree intentional homicide
  • First-degree intentional homicide – unborn child

Police say 23-year-old Perry, a mother of two, pregnant with her third child, was shot by Minor who came over to her home to settle an argument. The shooting happened near 30th and Auer just before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 6th.

Tamecca Perry was pronounced dead inside the duplex at 30th and Auer after sustaining a gunshot wound to her chest.

Tamecca Perry

Tamecca Perry

According to the criminal complaint, police went upstairs and spoke with Minor’s mother, who told police that her daughter and Perry had “an argument over the playing of loud music” a week prior to this shooting incident. Minor told investigators her daughter “thought that the victim was disrespecting her.”

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, Shanika Minor showed up at the residence near 30th and Auer.

Minor’s mother told police she went outside to “calm things down.”

Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer

Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer

Minor’s mother said prior to Minor showing up at the home, Minor had called her mother and told her she was at the residence. Minor’s mother said she told her daughter to leave, but her daughter wouldn’t leave. Minor’s mother said she went downstairs in an effort to “prevent her daughter from getting inside,” but she was able to get inside.

Minor’s mother indicated at one point, during the argument, she attempted to push Minor outside, while telling Minor that Perry was nine months pregnant.

Perry’s boyfriend told police Minor “was carrying a black firearm with an extended clip.” The complaint indicates that while Minor and Perry argued in a hallway, Minor’s mother stood between them, trying to keep them separated. At one point, the complaint indicates Minor “raised a hand and pointed a gun in the direction of Perry.”

The complaint indicates Perry’s boyfriend told police Perry’s daughters were “running toward their mom” and he stopped them.

Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer

Fatal shooting near 30th and Auer

Perry’s boyfriend then heard the sound of gunshots coming from the kitchen area. Perry’s boyfriend as well as Minor’s mother both called 911 immediately after the incident.

Minor’s mother told police her daughter fled the scene in a vehicle.

Perry’s unborn child, who was due on March 11th, didn’t survive the shooting.

Again, Minor is not in custody at this time. If convicted of the charges against her, Minor faces up to life in prison.

Anyone with information as to Minor’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer

Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer


  • Megan

    Since u must be white, That’s our problem not yours. Don’t speak on it. But clearly you care since u took time out your day to write about us. So thank you. All you white people big and bad BEHIND a computer. Got a lot to say.

    • Someone who really care!

      What is the purpose of this comment. This is what makes black people look stupid. And I am black and it is true. Black lives don’t matter to black people or they dumb buts would not be killing folks because of loud music. 2 kids lost their mother and another lost their child and unborn grandchild and this is what you comment. Get a life or read a book.

    • selfentitled

      Maybe its the desire of being “big and bad” thats causing you deadbeats to kill each other over loud music. This crap happened in 53206, the MOST DANGEROUS zip in the US. What an embarassment to Milwaukee. And believe me, Its no problem for me. I just smdh at the north side mongoloids as I continue to work my ass off and support them through our welfare system.

    • Someone who really care!

      Selfentitled what does being o welfare has to do with it. Stop with the name calling it make you as ignorant as the one who did the killing. Black people work to and I’m sure you know own this since you claim to pay for all of them. Oh by the way check the stats…..there are many white people receiving public assistance and are killing each other too. So before you want to do all that stupid name calling loo in the mirror bigot.

    • selfentitled

      You say “check the statistics” 53206= 95% black In 53206 the black murder rate is 14 times higher than the white murder rate. Explain this to me please…

    • JS

      you sound like you would be the very first person in line if the accused was someone other than a person of color, trying to start some BS, facts are facts black lives only matter when a whte person kills them. get off your high horse and admit the damn truth!

  • Someone who really care

    You made the race comment and whites are killing whites everywhere. I guess you just stuck in Milwaukee and can’t travel for taking care of black people. But my hard working ass took food to some white people who were hungry. You made this a race issue instead of praying for those babies who lost their mother instead of posting how bad, lazy and stupid black people are. Oh and I left that town because my hardworking black husband was fighting for your ignorant ass to even be talking on facebook. This family don’t need to hear anything you have to say. Put your white sheet on and catch a meeting.

  • chris

    They do when the police do the killing or if white people do the killing but they knock each other off like it’s a national past time

  • Gerry Small

    This is a senseless crime and i wish that she would of been able to get the death penalty, but their don’t have it here in Wisconsin. She can run but can’t hide forever. If i c u. I will turn u in. U took two lives.

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  • Tamiel

    I don’t see this murderer on any most wanted lists, no updates or coverage in this investigation! MPD is incompetent.

  • John

    Loud music especially subwoofers can cause huge stress and sleep deprivation for people who work and keep a schedule and is downright cruel to senior citizens and children. Even though it’s a week later this should be the lesser charge of manslaughter. A pregnant woman with 3 kids has no good business and is asking for trouble blasting loud music and disturbing her elderly neighbor to the point a relative has to step in to handle the situation. If this was the wild west the shooter would be a hero, the one who disturbs the neighbors with loud music most likely has a personality disorder since keeping people up at night who need to sleep is ok for her. I hope the judge and jury have at one time lived near a neighbor who blasted a subwoofer

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