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Shauntay L. Henderson
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives
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Born: October 18 or 19, 1982 (age 27)
Charges: Second Degree Murder, and Armed Criminal Action
Added: March 31, 2007
Caught: March 31, 2007
Number: 486

Shauntay L. Henderson (born October 18, 1982 or October 19, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri) was a wanted fugitive apprehended on March 31, 2007 by the FBI after serving less than 24 hours on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. A reward of $100,000 for information leading to her arrest was offered. Despite being on the FBI most wanted list and press releases by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department suggesting other criminal activity, Henderson was only charged with one offense: the murder of DeAndre M. Parker. Henderson was represented at trial by attorney Patrick Peters and pled self-defense. She was acquitted of murder second degree and found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. She was given probation for voluntary manslaughter and three years for armed criminal action. The victim sustained one gun shot wound to his chest from a semi-automatic pistol used by Henderson as he tried to run over her with his truck. Testimony at trial showed that Parker had tried to kill Henderson before.

In an unusual case of media spin by the police, Henderson was claimed to be suspected in as many as five other murders and a number of other shootings. However, no other charges were ever filed.[1]

She almost holds the record as the fugitive captured in the shortest amount of time after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, behind Billie Austin Bryant, who was on the list for only two hours in 1969. Coincidentally, she replaced Donald Eugene Webb, who was a "Top Tenner" longer than any other person since the list began (Webb was placed on the list before Henderson was born).

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department claimed that Henderson was a leader of the violent 12 Street Gang who associated with gangs from 24th street through 27th Street and 51st street through 57th Street. Their alliance was titled 512, 5ace2 5 ace deuce. However, the claims of the police were never substantiated. At trial, Shauntay denied any involvement with gangs.


  1. ^ "MSNBC". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 

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