Woman killed in suspected murder suicide attempt was engaged mother of 3

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Shinique Collins

A murder and attempted suicide took place in a domestic shooting early Wednesday morning.

The couple's three children were upstairs with friends asleep when they heard arguing followed by gunshots at about 3:30 a.m. 

Shinique Collins was found shot to death and man in his late 20s, discovered wounded, but alive at the Jefferson Square Apartments, south of Jefferson Ave.

"Everybody knew her, (she was a) dancing queen," said Shimyria Collins, 

Wednesday morning it was very hard for Shimyra to talk about her sister Shinique.

"She just turned 30," Shimyria said. "She just got engaged, she was everything. She loved to dance. She had three beautiful daughters always kept them up."

The person found lying next to Shinique in her home was her longtime boyfriend. Police say he was shot in the head in what cops are calling a murder suicide attempt. Investigators are calling him the suspect.

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"Three kids together, they've been together a long time, you hope people could resolve their differences in other ways than this," said Capt. Michael Dicicco, Detroit police. "Life moves on and it's not worth the end."

Shinique and her boyfriend were living together. Her family says they were just engaged in February. Family thought the couple was happy. Clearly something was wrong.

"I'm glad I got a chance to tell my friend I love her," said a friend. "It's crazy that this happened to her."

Shinique's boyfriend was taken to the hospital. Police say he had surgery Wednesday afternoon he was listed in serious condition.

Police are looking into what happened but they confirm they found only one weapon.