DETROIT (WWJ) – A person of interest is in custody Tuesday night in connection with the shooting of a Wayne State University police officer.

Authorities telling WWJ that the officer was shot in the head after stopping a person on a bike along Lincoln and Brainard streets, not far from the Motor City Casino.

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(Credit/ WWJ Tipster Tamott Wolverton)

(Credit/ WWJ Tipster Tamott Wolverton)

The officer is identified by WSU as 29-year-old Collin Rose.

Detroit Police Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt telling WWJ: “Right now we have an officer who has been shot – he was doing a stop of an individual on a bicycle, he was shot once in the head …. He was conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital and we are praying for the officer.”

The officer’s partner arrived within minutes of the shooting: “There was a bicycle laying in the middle of the street,” described Dolunt.

“He (Rose) put out on radio that he was conducting an investigation and when the first backup arrived, another Wayne State officer, he found the officer face down – suffering from what appeared to be one gunshot wound. Quickly the officer transported him to a local hospital.”

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Dolunt said the officer was not shot with his own gun; police are still looking for the weapon used.

University President M. Roy Wilson says the officer is recovering and his family is with him but that surgeons have told them he’s still “not totally out of the woods.” He has been listed in critical condition.

Michigan State Police released a photo of a person of interest in the case, Deangelo Davis.

MPS reporting on Twitter and Detroit police confirming that Deangelo Davis – a person of interest -is in custody Tuesday evening.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has further information is asked to contact Detroit police.


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