Wayne State University police officer, shot in head, dies

Officer Collin Rose is the fifth police officer shot, nationally, this week.
By Ed Adamczyk  |  Nov. 24, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Detroit-area college police officer who was shot in the head has died, the president of Wayne State University announced.

K9 Officer Collin Rose, 29, was patrolling an area several blocks from the school campus Tuesday evening when he investigated the presence of a man, who allegedly shot him. Rose had two bomb- and narcotics-sniffing police dogs in his vehicle, but they are not trained to be of use when controlling a suspect.

Betty Evans, manager of a nearby apartment building, said she argued with a man on a bicycle, a non-resident, who left before she called 911; she watched from a window as an officer arrived to confront the man.

"He [the suspect] was outside, in front. The officer was trying to get his hands behind his back. We heard a shot and the officer went down, and we heard two more shots," she told the Detroit Free Press.

Rose, a five-year veteran of the police force, died late Wednesday. A suspect, Deangelo Davis, 31, was arrested several blocks away on charges of outstanding warrants, ABC News reported. Tony Holt, Wayne State police chief, said Davis was charged with two counts of felony assault involving a police officer in 2011, and was jailed for 53 days. Davis has not yet been charges with crimes relating to Rose's death.

The incident is the fifth shooting of a police officer, nationally, this week.

In a statement announcing Rose's death, Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson said, "Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support."

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