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Husband wants justice after spouse fatally shot at Myst Lounge

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Leon Riggs said he is not angry, but wants justice for his wife. Leon Riggs said he is not angry, but wants justice for his wife.
Nicole Riggs with her husband, Leon.  The couple was married for ten years. Nicole Riggs with her husband, Leon. The couple was married for ten years.
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A woman inside a popular, new club in Southfield was fatally shot when gunfire erupted outside.  I spoke to the victim's husband about the unsolved murder.

"Some guys got into an altercation inside the club.  The bouncers put them out, and those guys came back to the club and began shooting, and the bullet hit her in the back of her head.  She never saw it coming.  From my understanding, she died instantly," said Leon Riggs about the death of his wife, Nicole.

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Riggs broke the news to his wife's friends and family on Facebook.

"It's something hard for me to explain to my 13-year-old to tell him his mom is never coming home, but with the grace of God, we're going to get through it," he said.

Riggs and his wife were deeply in love, together for twelve years and married for the last ten.  He asked her to marry him all over again on their anniversary in October, and she said yes.

"We were sitting down getting ready to plan our renewal ceremony.  Now I'm planning a different ceremony," he said.  "I'm a man of faith.  I have to believe God has a plan.  I don't understand it right now, and it's hard for me to explain it to my 13-year-old, but I definitely believe he has a plan."

Riggs said he is not angry, but he does want justice for his wife.  He is asking anyone with any information to step forward and contact Southfield Police.

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