A police officer has died after he was shot in the head while on patrol near Wayne State University campus in Detroit Tuesday night. Authorities say they are interrogating a man about the attack.
Wayne State University officer Collin Rose, 29, was on duty around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when he radioed about investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars and SUVs and that he was about to speak to someone on a bike.
Officers who arrived found Rose injured on the ground. Rose is a five-year veteran of the department who works in the canine unit. He underwent surgery, and was listed in critical condition before his death.
Wayne State University police Chief Tony Holt said Rose died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday.
The university issued a statement on Wednesday in response to the shooting:
Rose is a member of our canine unit, and has been a member of Wayne State’s police force for five years. But he is more than that. Collin is 29 years old and engaged to be married. He has a fiancé, family and friends, and fellow officers who work with him every day. He is part of our Wayne State community, and we will be here to support him and his family during this difficult time. Please keep Collin in your thoughts and prayers.