An unidentified man is behind bars and is expected to be arraigned on murder charges after killing a Detroit mother and injuring five members of the same family early Saturday morning, WJBK reports.
Mary “Unique” Spears had reportedly just left a relative’s funeral and arrived at the Joe Louis Post rental hall on Detroit’s east side to continue celebrating his life with other family members. That was when Spears was stopped and harassed by a 38-year-old male, whom family members had never seen before.
“He said, ‘Can I get your name, your number?’” one of Spears relatives, who asked to remain unidentified, told the news station. “She said, ‘I have a man; I can’t talk to you.’”
According to the family member, the man continued to bother the 27-year-old mother of three until she was preparing to leave the establishment, when the man reportedly grabbed and hit the woman. Spears’ fiance intervened and a fight ensued, during which the suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting.
“He shot her one time,” the relative told WJBK. “And she tried to run. And he shot her two more times in her head.”
The man then shot into the crowd, injuring Spears’ fiance and four other members of the grief-stricken family.
“I’m scared to walk outside just because of that, and I’m scared that if I reject guys, he gonna shoot me now,” the relative told the station.
“What was on your mind that you could be so evil to kill a beautiful woman because she said no to you?” Spears’ aunt, Belinda Baily, asked.
Read more at WJBK.