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Young man with Livermore ties accused of killing mom's boyfriend

Investigation led to police chase into Dublin last weekend

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An 18-year-old man who was raised in Livermore led police on a chase through the East Bay after allegedly stabbing his mother's boyfriend to death in San Leandro on Friday night.

Ty Bothwellmitlitsk, who now lives in San Leandro, was eventually taken into custody in Castro Valley early Saturday, said San Leandro police Lt. Issac Benabou. Bothwellmitlitsk spent time growing up in Livermore, and graduated last spring from Vineyard Alternative High School.

Police were first called about 11:30 p.m. to a San Leandro home in the 500 block of Beverly Avenue, where they found a 62-year-old man with stab wounds. They gave him first aid until paramedics arrived.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.

A motive for the slaying has not been released. The suspect's mother told officers that her son fled in her car after the stabbing, and detectives learned that he was possibly in San Francisco.

About 3:40 a.m., investigators spotted Bothwellmitlitsk driving his mother's car back across the Bay Bridge toward San Leandro, Benabou said.

Police tried to stop him but he led officers on a 20-minute pursuit to Dublin before turning back toward the East Bay. The suspect continued to elude several police vehicles until Castro Valley, where he eventually stopped and was arrested, police said.

"This was a violent and seemingly unprovoked incident by a dangerous individual who needed to be caught quickly," Benabou said. "The suspect may be in custody, but this is still an active investigation."

Bothwellmitlitsk was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

- Story by Bay City News Service, with Weekly editor Jeremy Walsh contributing.

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