Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose dies one day after being shot in the head

Posted at 2:10 AM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 02:11:11-05

Wayne State University Police say Officer Collin Rose has died after being shot on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old Rose was on life support at Detroit Receiving Hospital after he was shot in the head after stopping someone on a bicycle near Lincoln and Brainard around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He died just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Rose's family has issued the following statement:

"The family members of Collin Rose want to thank everyone for their outpouring of support. Collin loves working at Wayne State and has enjoyed the challenges of being a canine handler. We're thankful his two canine partners were not harmed and appreciate the regional law enforcement response to the crime scene. We are optimistic about his recovery and ask for your prayers during this time."

Rose has been with the Wayne State University Police Department for five years.

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

Officials say a Wayne State University police officer has not been shot in 36 years.

Rose was on duty, but off campus at the time of the shooting.

Rose reportedly stopped someone on a bicycle right before the incident. Police released a picture of a unique bicycle that the suspect was riding at the time of the shooting. Officers say that picture led them to Davis because he was identified as having been seen riding the bike.

Davis was taken into custody at Michigan and Selden and driven to the Detroit Detention Center for questioning.

According to officials, it's is not clear exactly why Rose made the stop.

Chief James Craig says Wayne State University police made several arrests in the area where the shooting occurred last night. Those arrests were related to a recent rash of car break-ins, where items were stolen.

Police say Rose was investigating those break-ins, but it's not clear why he stopped the bicyclist.

Rose was discovered by another police officer who responded to the scene.

The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the gun used in the shooting, which is still missing. Anyone with information can call 888-ATF-TIPS.