A Wayne State University campus police officer is fighting for his life tonight after being shot in the head by a suspect who was being detained during an investigative stop according to reports near Lincoln and Brainard around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
A report had been called in by a woman about a troublesome man on a bike. An officer was dispatched near Martin Luther King Blvd. and Trumbull. It is unclear if the two incidents are related. A back-up officer enroute to the scene found the wounded officer on the ground, suffering from at least one serious gunshot wound
More than half a dozen police agencies participated in a massive manhunt, including Detroit police, Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies, Michigan State Police and federal agents from several agencies. At least three shots were fired and it is believed that the officer did not return fire.
A witness to the event named Betty Evans is the Lincoln Apartments manager. She said she argued with a man on a bicycle, who didn’t live there, and called 911 when he wouldn’t leave the area. She looked outside as an officer arrived to confront the man on the bike.
“He was outside, in front. The officer was trying to get his hands behind his back. We heard a shot and the officer went down, and we heard two more shots,” Evans said.
The officer has been identified as 29-year-old Collin Rose a K-9 handler for the Department. Officer Rose who is a five year veteran of the force, has undergone surgery and is in recovery. He is in stable, but critical condition. He is being treated at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
The person of interest who was taken into custody is named Deangelo Davis.