A Wisconsin man wanted for a double homicide is the newest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.
Terry A.D. Strickland, a 24-year-old Milwaukee resident, is charged with fatally shooting two men last July during a fight outside the house where he rented a room. After the murders, he fled the scene, abandoning his 18-month-old daughter.
“We don’t know all the details surrounding the shooting and what prompted it,” said Special Agent Chad Piontek, who is investigating the case from the FBI’s Milwaukee Division, “but we know that Strickland is extremely dangerous and he is a threat to the community.”
According to witnesses, a group of approximately seven or eight men were in front of the residence arguing. Strickland entered the house and allegedly returned with a .40-caliber handgun and began shooting into the group. One man who attempted to stop the argument ended up on the ground, and Strickland reportedly stood over the unarmed victim and shot him repeatedly before turning and shooting another unarmed victim in the head. After the shooting, Strickland fled, leaving his daughter behind in the residence.
Strickland is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 240 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He has no known scars or tattoos. The fugitive has ties to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana and is not known to have traveled outside the United States.
“The most recent information we have is that he might be in a Chicago suburb,” Piontek said, noting that the murder weapon was not recovered and it is likely that Strickland is armed.
Strickland is the 512th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in 1950. Since then, 479 fugitives have been apprehended or located—and 159 of them were captured or located as a result of citizen cooperation.
“We are asking for the public’s assistance to help us locate and apprehend Strickland before he hurts anyone else. There is no question that he is a danger to the community.”
Chad Piontek, special agent, FBI Milwaukee
“We are asking for the public’s assistance to help us locate and apprehend Strickland before he hurts anyone else,” Piontek said. “There is no question that he is a danger to the community. The fact that he abandoned his daughter while fleeing says a lot about his character.”
If you have information regarding Strickland, contact your local FBI office or the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip on our website. Individuals should take no action themselves, Piontek said, adding that any information provided to the FBI can remain confidential.
“We are confident that the $100,000 reward will provide a great deal of incentive to someone with information about Strickland’s whereabouts,” Piontek said. “Even his friends and family should be frightened about the violence he is capable of.”