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Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

A police officer who was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit Tuesday night has died, Wayne State University officials confirmed.

Police say a suspect in the shooting was arrested late Tuesday night a few blocks from where Rose was shot, but no charges have been filed.

"The New Baltimore Police Department was saddened to hear of Officer Collin Rose's passing this evening".

Detroit police confirm that the 29-year-old died about 5:45 p.m.

"This is a tragedy of enormous proportions", said Dr. M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University.

The five-year veteran of the university's police force had gone through surgery earlier Wednesday, but his condition was described by the department's chief as "very grave". Davis, who was previously known to police, was picked up about a half-mile from the scene of the shooting, Holt said.

Holt added that Davis has a criminal record and he remains in custody as the investigation is ongoing. On Sunday night alone, four officers were shot while on duty, one fatally.

"Many of these officers are younger than 36, and they haven't dealt with something like this", Wilson said.

"It was boom, boom, boom", said Jacob Bolton, who lives close by. He left a whole life behind him when a random individual shot and killed him while he was on duty Tuesday evening.

University Police Chief Anthony Holt, said on Tuesday that Rose, 29, was shot in the head shortly after calling dispatch for backup while stopping a man on a bicycle in a section of Detroit that has experienced a recent uptick and larcenies from vehicles.

I often hear from Detroiters how much they value the service our officers provide for the neighborhoods surrounding our campus. On his Facebook page, Bouchard says he's "thankful that this coward is in police custody and hope that justice will be served in this horrific tragedy".

The unidentified victim is at Detroit Receiving Hospital in critical condition, according to Steve Neavling of Motor City Muckraker.

University spokesman Matt Lockwood said Wednesday morning that Rose had undergone surgery and that his parents and fiancee were by his side.

"This is a tragedy of vast proportions", Wayne State University President Roy Wilson told reporters this morning.

"We are all deeply concerned for Officer Rose", Ferris State President David Eisler said in a statement, "and we ask that you keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers".

A half-dozen police agencies launched a manhunt and eventually a suspect was arrested.

More than 27,000 students attend Wayne State University, which is located in the heart of Detroit.

In statements on social media and on the university website, police told the public they were searching for an African-American man in his 40s with a full beard, wearing a white T-shirt with white and black lettering, a skull cap and a brown jacket. His first job was with the Richland police department in western MI. That officer was shot in the leg. Also Sunday, police officers were shot in St. Louis; in Gladstone, Missouri; and in Sanibel, Florida.