Springfield police are investigating their first homicide of the new year.
Police tell CBS 3 they have arrested 41-year-old Luis Rosa for the murder of his mother.
Police were sent to Norma Perez's home at 17 Saab Court last night for a well being check.
When they arrived they found the 57-year-olds body on the floor.
Police believe the motive for the murder appears to be a robbery from Perez's apartment.
Rosa was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a cab driver, stealing his taxi and leading police on a chase early this morning.
The chase came in an end after Rosa crashed into two cars and flipped over on State Street.
The cab driver is expected to recover from his injuries.
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