Police: Man fatally shoots mother in car in suburban Detroit

November 26, 2021 GMT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 52-year-old mother along a major thoroughfare north of Detroit.

The pair was in the same car late Thursday night on northbound Woodward Avenue beneath the Interstate 696 overpass when the woman was shot in the head, the Oakland County sheriff’s office said Friday.

The woman was the vehicle’s driver.

The man exited the car and then fired shots into three passing vehicles. A 43-year-old Ferndale woman was struck in the thigh. She was in stable condition Friday at a hospital.

The shootings occurred along the Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak city limits.

The suspect lives in Troy. His mother was a Southfield resident.