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.READ MORE: Belle Isle Park Reopens Giant Slide Friday
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.READ MORE: Woodward Dream Cruise Kicks Off This Weekend: What To Know
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.MORE NEWS: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
Joy Road was closed in both direction between Danzig and Hillcrest due to the incident, but has since reopened.