Woman shot to death picking up son from sporting event on east side

- A 42-year-old woman was fatally shot in the area of Eight Mile and Ryan Wednesday night.

She was in her car on her way to pick her 11-year-old son up, when a suspect approached and shot her in the head at Eight Mile and Sunset, police said.

Her son was dropped off by a school bus from an athletic event to the Light Guard Armory and saw the suspect standing near his mother's car.

She drove off with her son and stopped a short distance away. She then asked a passerby to call 911 before collapsing.

The boy gave police a description of the suspect, but his mother died on the way to a nearby hospital.

Investigators arrested the suspect, 17 years old, at a nearby bus stop and a weapon recovered nearby.

A police spokesperson said the victim's son gave a brave description of the suspect helping lead to the arrest.

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.

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