“Grateful:” Tamecca Perry’s family relieved to learn of Shanika Minor’s arrest

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MILWAUKEE -- Tamecca Perry's family has been in turmoil for nearly four months, while her alleged killer was on the run. Friday, July 1st is full of of emotion for Perry's family as they received the news Shanika Minor has been captured.

Tamecca Perry

Tamecca Perry

With a deep exhale, Elaine Freeman let out months of angst.

"I'm just so overwhelmed I couldn't do nothing but cry," said Freeman.

The sadness continues, but the worries that no one would be held accountable for her niece, Tamecca Perry's death have faded.

Elaine Freeman

Elaine Freeman

"It's only through God's grace that they brought her to the surface," said Freeman.

Friday morning, loved ones learned Shanika Minor was taken into custody at a motel near the airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Shanika Minor

Shanika Minor

"I'm grateful that they caught her," said Freeman.

Freeman says it provides some relief, but not closure. Open wounds remain for those left behind after a mother of two, pregnant with her third child was shot and killed senselessly.Perry shooting

"They miss their mom and they miss their mother. It won't bring her or the baby back," said Freeman.

Tamecca Perry

Tamecca Perry

Since the murder, supposedly over loud music, happened back on March 6th near 30th and Auer. The community has rallied along with the family helping share pictures and information about the suspected shooter.

FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Tuesday, June 28th for her involvement in the shooting.

Shanika Minor added to FBI Most Wanted list, accused of killing pregnant mother

Shanika Minor added to FBI Most Wanted list, accused of killing pregnant mother

Freeman says the family never lost faith that eventually a tip would lead to her whereabouts.

"I want to tell whoever turned her in, thank you. It did a whole lot for our family because we have been praying she would be caught and have justice served," said Freeman.

Freeman says the family will definitely follow up with all of the court proceedings.

Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer

Tamecca Perry shot and killed near 30th and Auer

The capture has also sparked another event of remembrance -- Perry's church family will gather in her honor this weekend.

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