A family in Detroit is grieving after tragedy struck last weekend when an engaged mother of three was gunned down after rejecting a man’s advances. Five family members were also wounded in the shooting, including the fiance who tried to intervene.
The mass shooting took place Saturday (Oct. 4) where Mary “Unique” Spears and other family members gathered together for a funeral and gathered at the Joe Louis Post rental hall. Inside the building, a man attempted to get Spears’ number even after she told him that she was engaged. The man relentlessly pursued Spears outside the building, when the fiance confronted him and fight broke out.
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A 38-year-old man inside who her family says they’ve never seen before, began harassing Spears, 27.
“He said, ‘Can I get your name, your number,'” Spears’ relative said. “She said, ‘I have a man I can’t talk to you.'”
But her family says the harassment continued until 2 am when on their way out, they say the man grabbed and hit Spears. Her fiancee confronted him as a fight broke out.
Then suddenly the man began shooting.
“He shot her one time,” Spears’ relative said. “And she tried to run. And he shot her two more times in her head.”
The suspect fired more shots through the crowd injuring Spears’ fiancee and four other family members who were sent to the hospital.
The shooter was quickly arrested after he tried to flee the scene on foot and was arraigned this week on murder charges. The family is still processing Spears’ loss, wondering why would someone react in such a violent manner.
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