Man opens fire, killing mother of three and wounding five others, after woman rejects him
Mary 'Unique' Spears (WJBK)

Police said a 38-year-old man opened fire Saturday night at a Detroit social hall, killing a woman who had rejected him and wounding five others.


Mary “Unique” Spears, a 27-year-old mother of three, was fatally shot at the Joe Louis Post after attending a funeral for a family member, reported WJBK-TV.

Relatives said a man they had never seen before began harassing Spears at the hall, but the woman rebuffed his advances by telling him she was engaged.

The man, whose name was not released, continued to pester Spears until about 2 a.m., when he grabbed and hit her as she tried to leave with her fiancé and family members.

A fight broke out, and the man began shooting, WDIV-TV reported.

Spears was shot once as she tried to run, a family member said, and the man then fired two more shots at her head.

Her fiancé and four relatives were wounded by the gunfire, but they all are expected to recover.

The gunman was quickly arrested as he tried to flee, police said.

He will be arraigned Tuesday on murder charges.

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