The man accused of shooting dead a Wayne State University police officer has been charged in the cop’s murder, according to Wayne County prosecutors.
DeAngelo Davis, 31, has been charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer and gun crimes in the shooting of officer Collin Rose.
Davis allegedly shot Rose, 29, in the head at around 6.45pm on Tuesday a few blocks from the university’s campus.
Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles near the school when he was killed.
He was shot in the head as he tried to arrest Davis.
DeAngelo Davis (pictured on Friday), 31, has been charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer and gun crimes in the shooting of officer Collin Rose
Davis allegedly shot Rose (pictured), 29, in the head at around 6.45pm on Tuesday a few blocks from the university’s campus
Rose (left) was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles near the school when he was allegedly killed by Davis (right)
Rose, a five-year campus police veteran, underwent surgery late on Wednesday night but died from his injuries.
Wayne State University sergeant Cary Glazer said Wednesday he had previously had a run-in with Davis when he was patrolling around the campus in 2011.
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’.
Davis was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer after the incident with Glazer.
On Friday, prosecutor Kym Worthy confirmed Davis has a felony record.
Davis was riding a blue BMX at the time of the shooting, according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig
As Rose attempted to arrest Davis, the 31-year-old allegedly drew a weapon and shot him in the head
Davis is being held without bond in Wayne county and did not have a lawyer as of Friday night
University President M. Roy Wilson said Rose is the only Wayne State officer to ‘fall in the line of duty’.
Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt said Wednesday that he does not believe the shooting of officer Rose ‘was an ambush’.
The university is now accepting donations in Rose’s memory and that all gifts will go to the Wayne State UPD.
Davis has a December 9 probable cause hearing and a December 16 preliminary examination
On Friday, Davis went before a judge and was arraigned in the Romulus District Court and ordered jailed.
A judge ordered Davis be held without bond.
Davis, who does not have a lawyer as of Friday evening, has a December 9 probable cause hearing and a December 16 preliminary examination.