FAYETTEVILLE, NC - A woman on the FBI’s top “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive’s” list was arrested by local law enforcement Friday morning in Fayetteville.
Shanika S. Minor, was apprehended by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at a motel near the airport, according to the FBI. She was added to the most wanted list on Tuesday.
Minor is accused of shooting a nine months pregnant woman, killing her and her unborn child in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The FBI said, she shot the woman in the chest following arguments about loud music and disrespect in the early morning hours of March 6, 2016.
“Apparently Minor believed that the victim had somehow disrespected her or her mother,” said Special Agent Chad Piontek, who is investigating the case from the FBI’s Milwaukee Field Office. “It is a fairly violent neighborhood,” Piontek said. “Unfortunately, there is sometimes a street mentality about solving problems.”
According to witnesses, on March 5, 2016, Minor instigated an argument with her mother’s neighbor after Minor’s mother had previously said the neighbor was playing loud music at an unreasonable hour. On the sidewalk outside the victim’s residence, Minor brandished a handgun and challenged the neighbor—her former high school classmate—to fight. Minor’s mother ran to the scene and implored her daughter not to hurt the pregnant woman.
Minor fired a round from her gun into the air, got in her car and left the scene.
“Most people who witnessed the incident thought that was the end of it,” Piontek said. But it was only the beginning.
Shortly before 3 a.m. the next morning, Minor returned to the neighborhood, gained access to the duplex her mother and the neighbor rented, and confronted the woman by the rear door of her residence. Minor’s mother again ran to the scene, this time positioning herself between her daughter and the neighbor, trying to keep the peace. Witnesses said Minor reached over her mother’s shoulder and fired her gun, striking the woman in the chest. The victim retreated into her residence, where she died in front of her two children. The unborn child also died.
The 10th woman to be placed on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list, Minor faces charges of first degree intentional homicide, first degree intentional homicide of an unborn child and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Minor was transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center where she is being held, according to authorities.
More information available here: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2016/june/new-top-ten-fugitive