artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(ROMULUS, Mich.) — The man suspected of killing a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit has been charged with first-degree murder, prosecutors said Friday.
The suspect, identified as 31-year-old DeAngelo Lamar Davis of Detroit, was arraigned this morning in 34th District Court in Romulus, Michigan, on charges of first-degree murder as well as murder of a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Davis is accused of shooting officer Collin Rose in the head during a traffic stop while the officer was patrolling off-campus in Detroit on Tuesday night, prosecutors said. Rose was allegedly attempting to take Davis into custody at the time. Davis, who police said had been riding a bicycle, allegedly fled on foot from the scene after the shooting.
Rose, a five-year veteran, was transported to the hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery for his gunshot wound, police said. The 28-year-old officer died Wednesday. Davis was taken into custody several hours later after an intensive manhunt, police said.
“Universally, Officer Rose was respected, admired, and one that had an excellent work ethic,” Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement, while announcing the charges against Davis.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Officer Rose. All of us at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office grieve along with the Wayne State University community and the law enforcement community. This case strongly illustrates the dangers that police officers face every minute of every day,” Worthy added.
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