LIVONIA (WWJ) – A man wanted for his mother’s murder has been shot by a Livonia police officer.

Responding to a call from Walton Street in Westland, at around  10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Westland police found a 50-year-old woman had been stabbed to death.

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Police say investigators were able to establish that the suspect was the victim’s 22-year-old son, and a search began for the young man.

The Westland police put out a BOL (be on the lookout) to surrounding communities, and a Livonia police officer spotted the suspect in foot in the 8700 block of Randy, in the area of Joy Road and Donna.

Police said a struggle ensued and the officer opened fire on the suspect, wounding him. The man was arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of what police said was only a minor injury.

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Wednesday afternoon he remained hospitalized, under guard.

Further details, including his names of the suspect and the victim, were not immediately released. A motive for the killing is unknown at this time.

Police say there is no threat to the community in connection with this case as an investigation continues.

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Joy Road was closed in both direction between Danzig and Hillcrest due to the incident, but has since reopened.