Mass shooting kills mother of three, wounds five others

Mary "Unique" Spears


DETROIT, Mich. - A mass shooting killed one person and wounded five members of the same family Saturday.

A confrontation led to fight, which ended in gunfire, killing Mary "Unique" Spears. 

Afraid to show her face or to go outside her residence, a relative of Spears says that night, she and Spears had just left the funeral of another family member to celebrate his life inside the Joe Louis Post on Sherwood and 7 Mile on Detroit's east side.

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. 

But for the young mother of three, known as "Unique," it was too late.

Detroit police say they quickly arrested the suspect after he tried to run. He's now behind bars, but this family is still living in fear.

 "What was on your mind that you could be so evil," said Belinda Bailey, Spears' aunt. "Because she said no to you?"

 Detroit police say the shooter is expected to be arraigned on murder charges Tuesday.

The quiet weekend was in contrast to last Thursday night, when 13 people were arrested outside of Ferguson police headquarters, prompting complaints of police overreach by clergy leaders and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Jeremiah 23:
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.