iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Police say they have a person of interest in custody in the shooting of a Wayne State University police officer, who died Wednesday afternoon.
Multiple agencies mounted an intensive search after the officer, 29-year-old Colin Rose, was shot during a traffic stop off campus in the city of Detroit.
The manhunt, which is ongoing, included dozens of officers, said David LeValley, Deputy Chief of the Detroit Police Department. The individual taken into custody has had previous contact with area law enforcement, and did not resist, according to police.
He had been on a bicycle prior to the shooting and was found on the street in the same vicinity.
The officer’s shooting took place in an area where there had been a number of reported vehicle thefts, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson called Rose’s death “a tragedy felt by all of us.” Rose, he said, “served Wayne State with distinction.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has offered a $5,000 reward for Rose’s gun, which went missing from the crime scene.
Holt described Rose, a five-year veteran, as an “excellent officer” who had received a number of commendations.
The shooting comes in the wake of a violent weekend in which four officers were shot in a 24-hour period on Sunday.
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