Wayne State University police officer dies of gunshot wounds

Photo: WLNS
Photo: WLNS

DETROIT, Mich (WLNS) – The Wayne State University Police officer who was shot yesterday evening has died.

Early tonight WSU President M. Roy Wilson released a statement:

“I am saddened to report that a short time ago, Wayne State University officer Collin Rose died from the gunshot wound he suffered while working in the line of duty yesterday evening.

Police do not believe the 29-year-old Rose was ambushed when he was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit.

Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt said Wednesday that he does not believe the shooting of officer Collin Rose on Tuesday evening “was an ambush.”

A university police sergeant in Detroit says he had a physical run-in five years ago with the man accused of shooting a fellow officer in the head.

Wayne State University Sgt. Cary Glazer said Wednesday he was patrolling around the campus in 2011 when a man walking in the street swore at him and told him to get out of the way. Glazer says he got out of his car and the pair struggled until other officers arrived.

Glazer says the man “wanted to fight a police officer.”

The man was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer after the incident with Glazer.

Holt says a suspect is in custody but that he has not been charged. He says no weapon has been recovered and that an investigation is ongoing.

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