WASHINGTON — A woman recently added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list has ties to the Mid-South.
Shanika Minor, who also goes by Ida Jackson, is still at large after she allegedly murdered a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman who was five days away from having a baby.
According to the FBI, on March 5, Minor went to see her mother’s neighbor after the mother said the pregnant woman had been playing loud music late at night.
“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.”
Outside of the home, Minor pulled a gun, waved it, and then challenged the woman to a fight.
Minor’s mother ran to the scene, begging Minor to not hurt the woman or her unborn child.
That’s when the suspect fired a shot into the air, got into a car and left.
But that wasn’t the end of the argument.
Minor returned around 3 a.m. the next morning and confronted the woman behind her home.
Once again, the mother tried to step between the two in order to keep the peace, but to no avail.
Minor allegedly reached over her mother’s shoulder and shot the victim in the chest, killing her and the child.
Two other children were inside the home and reportedly watched as their mother died.
Agents with the FBI have confirmed Minor may have contact with people in Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
She was born in Mississippi.
They also believe Minor to be armed and dangerous, having not found the murder weapon at the scene of the crime.
Anyone with information concerning Minor should contact the nearest FBI office or local law enforcement agency.
The FBI’s Milwaukee Division can be reached by phone at (414) 276-4684.
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to Minor’s arrest.