Man suspected of stabbing mother to death in Westland shot near Joy Rd.

Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 20:20:41-05

Livonia police shot a 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his mom to death in Westland Wednesday morning. 

Westland police were called to a home on the 8700 block of Randy Street around 10:30 a.m. and found that a 50-year-old woman had been stabbed to death. 

They put out a description of the suspect, the victim's son. He was spotted a few hours later by a Livonia police officer near Joy and Donna roads.

Police said an altercation broke out when the officer approached the suspect, and the officer fired at the suspect. 

The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries. The officer was not injured. 

The suspect is under police guard at a local hospital.