Arrest Warrant Issued for Woman who Fatally Shot Pregnant Milwaukee Woman
An arrest warrant has been issued for the Milwaukee woman who allegedly shot a pregnant woman on March 6 in the 3200 block of North 30th Street.
Shanika Minor has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Tamecca Perry and first degree intentional homicide-unborn child for Perry’s unborn child.
An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for Minor.
First responders were called after 911 calls that pregnant woman had been shot.
Officers arrived at the duplex and found Tamecca Perry.
According to the complaint, Minor’s mother told officers that her daughter was the one who shot the pregnant girl from downstairs.
Minor’s mother said that the week prior her daughter and the victim had an argument over playing loud music.
According to her mother, Minor felt the victim was disrespecting her. The victim and Minor exchanged words outside of home.
The day of the shooting Minor and the victim exchanged words. Minor’s mother tried to push her outside and told the pregnant woman to go inside her apartment.
Minor fired one shot and fled in a car.
During autopsy, it was found she was 39-40 weeks pregnant.
The victim’s boyfriend said he was at the apartment during the shooting. He witnessed Minor carrying a gun up to their apartment. He told the victim not to go outside.
He saw Minor raise the gun and point it towards the victim. At this time the victim’s other daughters were running toward their mother and he stopped them.
The killing of Perry is one of 16 so far this year. While that's a lower number than this time last year, police say it comes after a violent weekend and a very violent 2015. Data released by the Milwaukee Police Department shows there were 145 homicides in the city last year. Captain Aaron Raap says there are a number of things that lead up to these killings.
"From argument fight, much of it fueled by alcohol, to domestic violence. We had a double killing in 2015 of an infant and a man on the near west side," Capt. Rapp said.
MPD says a lot is being done to make sure the number stays low.
"Analyzing the data, looking at the offenders, researching the victims and looking at the locations where these occurred," Capt. Rapp said.
If you know where Shanika Minor is, call the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360.