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Detroit Mother Reportedly Shot Dead After Refusing a Man's Advances


"Can I get your name, your number?"

Mary "Unique" Spears. (Image via WJBK-TV)

He wanted her phone number.

She repeatedly told him she wasn't interested.

Then he started shooting.

Mary "Unique" Spears lost her life early Sunday morning, and five other victims were injured, after a simple nightclub refusal turned deadly in Detroit, WJBK-TV reported.

Mary "Unique" Spears. (Image via WJBK-TV) Mary "Unique" Spears. (Image via WJBK-TV)

It all started when Spears and her family headed to the Joe Louis Post on Saturday night, hoping to celebrate in remembrance after coming from another family member's funeral.

A 38-year-old man approached Spears.

"He said, 'Can I get your name, your number,'" Spears' relative, who asked not to be identified, told WJBK. "She said, 'I have a man I can't talk to you.'"

Image via WJBK-TV Image via WJBK-TV

He kept pestering Spears until 2 a.m., her family said, and when Spears' fiancé confronted the man, the man pulled out a gun.

"He shot her one time," the relative said. "And she tried to run. And he shot her two more times in her head."

The Detroit News reported that the gunman also wounded three women ages 23, 32 and 41, along with two men ages 28 and 30, all of whom were expected to recover from their gunshot wounds.

One of the injured men was reportedly Spears' fiancé.

Spears passed away Sunday, WJBK reported, and the 27-year-old leaves behind three young children.

The shooter attempted to flee, but he was quickly captured by police and now faces murder charges, WJBK reported.

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