University police officer shot in the head in Detroit

The officer who was shot is 29-year-old Collin Rose, a five-year veteran of the department who works in the canine unit.

By: AP | Detroit | Published:November 23, 2016 6:09 pm
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A Wayne State University police officer who was shot in the head while on patrol near campus has been released from surgery, and authorities have said they are interrogating a man about the attack. The officer who was shot is 29-year-old Collin Rose, a five-year veteran of the department who works in the canine unit. 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.

Craig says officers arrived on the scene to find Rose injured on the ground.

Detroit police assistant chief Steve Dolunt says a man considered “a person of interest” is in custody but that it’s not clear whether he is the shooter.