Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

Minutes later, 29-year-old Rose was shot in the head.

Wilson said Rose, a five-year veteran of the university's police force, is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty.

Snyder says MI residents are "collectively mourning his loss". After a three-hour manhunt, officers arrested the suspect in a field near the shooting site, police said.

A Detroit-area college police officer who was shot in the head has died, the president of Wayne State University announced.

Wilson said the officer was a five-year veteran of the university police and was working in a canine unit.

"I can't sugarcoat this", Wayne State University President Roy Wilson said at a press conference.

The suspect has had several run-ins with police, Holt said.

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. He said a number of school officials were there, and that members of the officer's family were gathered there or on their way. There was a scuffle with police, and one of the officers involved sustained minor injuries, according to Holt.

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

Authorities are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting of Officer Rose.

Several dozen officers are searching for a possible suspect in the shooting of a Wayne State University officer who was shot off campus while on duty.

Wayne State University police encountered the suspect a few years ago. "He gives out demos", Holt said. He saw a subject on a bike approach the area, and he called for backup, Holt said. He adds that the officer was one of the best canine handlers in the U.S.

University spokesman Matt Lockwood said Wednesday morning that Roses parents and fiancee were by his side as he went into surgery.

The fund was set up by Brent Steinacker, a Wayne State senior who said he and other students depend on university police to keep them safe every day while on campus. MI highway officers gave his parents an escort so they could be with their son, Lockwood said.

A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department said that an officer from a university in the city has been shot. Authorities said they have a "person of interest" in custody in the investigation into the shooting of a Wayne State University police officer. Rose is a five-y.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says Rose radioed Tuesday evening to say he was about to speak to someone about possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said today that staff attorneys are reviewing a warrant request from police in the case of a man arrested in the shooting death of Wayne State University Police K9 Officer Collin Rose.

Authorities say the police officer was shot in the head Tuesday night while on patrol and is in critical condition.

  • Delores Daniels