Just the other day I wrote about a sad reality. The fact that a lot of times we don’t outright reject a man for fear that our words might compromise our own safety.
Sadly, 27 year old Mary “Unique” Spears, experienced this phenomena. And the mother of three, didn’t live to tell about it.
Spears and her family members were celebrating the life of a deceased family member at a Detroit rental hall when a 38 year old man, who the family had never seen before, started harassing her.
Spears’ relative, who was afraid to show her face, told Detroit’s Fox affiliate, WBJK, “He said, ‘Can I get your name, your number. She said ‘I have a man I can’t talk to you.'”
But the man didn’t want to take no for an answer. Instead, he continued to harass her until around 2 am. When Spears was walking out, the man grabbed and hit her. Spears’ fiancee confronted the man and a fight broke out.
In the midst of the fighting, the man who had been trying to approach Spears, began shooting.
“He shot her one time,” Spears’ relative recalled, “And she tried to run. And he shot her two more times in her head.”
The man fired more shots injuring Spears’ fiancee and sending four other family members to the hospital.
Spears, a mother of three, did not survive the shooting.
Although Detroit police quickly arrested the man when he tried to run and he is now behind bars, the family is still living in fear.
Spears’ relative said, “I’m scared to walk outside just because of that. I’m scared if I reject a guy, he’s going to shoot me now?”
Spears’ aunt, Belinda Bailey, said, “What was on your mind that you could be so evil to kill a beautiful woman because she said no to you?”
If you’d like to help the family of Mary “Unique” Spears, you can donate under her name to the Swanson Funeral Home, 806 East Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48207, (313) 923-1122. Or visit the family’s Go Fund Me page here.