Detroit man accused of shooting fiancé 4 times, her mother twice after being released from prison early


DETROIT – A man recently released from prison two years earlier is accused of shooting his fiancé and her mother on the west side of Detroit.

Ronald Segars, 49, faces multiple federal and state charges after allegedly shooting his fiancé and her mother four times during a fight in a Detroit home on Dec. 14.

Detroit police say that around 2:50 a.m., an argument between Segars and his 43-year-old fiancé in a house on the 16000 block off Normandy Street became physical. The 49-year-old man is accused of shooting his fiancé and her 64-year-old mother after the mother tried to end the argument and called the police.

Segars surrendered to police at a gas station in Schoolcraft and Wyoming Avenue around 5 a.m. that same day, police said.

Just months earlier, Segars was released from prison after serving more than two years for conspiracy to sell heroin and illegally possessing a firearm. The man shouldn’t be released until June 2022.

However, a judge recently approved the compassionate release of Segars from prison amid the coronavirus pandemic and on medical grounds.

According to Local 4, senior U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow approved Segars’ requested release due to high blood pressure and a stroke he suffered prior to his sentence, which left him paralyzed on the right side of his body. The judge said he agreed to early release the man from prison because of a clean disciplinary record behind bars.

According to official sources, after Segars was released from prison, he wanted to move in with his fiancé – the same woman he reportedly shot four times earlier this month.

The fiancé is reportedly in critical condition following the incident. Her mother was recently released from the hospital, officials say.

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Dusty Kennedy