FBI Milwaukee
Public Affairs Specialist Leonard C. Peace
(414) 489-3565
December 15, 2016

Terry A.D. Strickland Added to the FBI’s List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

Reward of Up to $100,000 Offered

Update - January 15, 2017: FBI Top Ten Fugitive Terry A.D. Strickland is now in custody. Details

The Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced the addition of Terry A.D. Strickland to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Terry A.D. Strickland is being sought for a double homicide that occurred during a fight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On July 17, 2016, Milwaukee Police officers responded to a residence to investigate multiple calls regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the bodies of two dead males who were located in front of the residence. The victims were 38 and 39 years old. Both victims sustained gunshot wounds.

It was reported that a group of approximately seven or eight men were in front of the residence arguing. Strickland entered the home and allegedly returned outside with a firearm and began shooting into the group of men. Strickland was allegedly seen shooting both victims. Strickland then fled in a black SUV, northbound from the shooting scene.

On July 28, 2016, a state arrest warrant was issued for Strickland after he was charged with first-degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon). Additionally, on October 7, 2016, Strickland was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and a federal arrest warrant was issued for him by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Strickland is an American citizen who was born on February 15, 1992, in Illinois. He is described as a black male, 6’2” tall, 240 pounds, large build, with black hair and brown eyes. Strickland has ties to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. He is not known to have any prior travel outside the United States or have contact with individuals who reside internationally.

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, with 159 of them captured or located as a result of citizen cooperation.

“Some of our most dangerous criminals are captured as a result of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list,” said Stephen Richardson, assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “This list is an incredibly powerful tool because it creates a general awareness throughout the country. With tips provided by the general public, we have the ability to bring criminals to justice.”

“Terry A.D. Strickland is suspected of committing two vicious homicides within the Milwaukee area. Strickland reportedly stood over an unarmed victim who had fallen to the ground and shot him repeatedly before turning and shooting another victim in the head. Strickland then fled the scene, leaving behind his 18-month-old child. The brutality of these murders has led the FBI to ask for the public’s assistance in bringing this dangerous fugitive to justice,” said Justin Tolomeo, special agent in charge of the FBI Milwaukee Division.

“The Milwaukee Police Department appreciates the FBI’s commitment to Milwaukee in helping locate Terry A.D. Strickland and their continued partnership with MPD to make the city safer,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn. “We are optimistic that the addition of Terry A.D. Strickland to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list will result in a rapid apprehension.”

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for any information leading directly to the arrest of Terry A.D. Strickland. Individuals with information concerning Terry A.D. Strickland should take no action themselves but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI office or local law enforcement agency. For possible sightings outside the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Please call in tips to 1-800-CALL-FBI. Tips may also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.