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A 20-year-old Detroit man was killed after police say he was gunned down because he refused to give up his sunglasses. Darryle Miller Jr. was shot and killed outside of a nightclub Sunday morning over a pair of Cartier sunglasses believed to be worth $2,400. Miller’s mother Rose Ford tells My FOX Detroit that her son had just transferred to Georgetown University on a basketball scholarship.

She says the star athlete and father to a young daughter had been working and saved money to buy the expensive frames that his killer took after shooting him in the back. “That was my only son. My baby…My son worked for whatever he had whether it was his car, glasses, shoes, whatever. He worked for that and I feel you should do it, too. You don’t go out and take (somebody’s) life for a pair of glasses.”

Police are hoping that Miller’s attacker will be spotted wearing the shades or take them to a local pawn shop where they can be tracked. They estimate that at least 15 murders have been linked to sunglass related robberies in the city.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detroit police.