A Wayne State University police officer, who was shot in the head while trying to stop a bicyclist in Detroit Tuesday evening, has died, the university announced Wednesday evening.
“I am saddened to report that a short time ago, Wayne State University officer Collin Rose died from the gunshot wound he suffered while working in the line of duty yesterday evening,” said University President M. Roy Wilson in a 6 p.m. alert.
“This is a tragedy felt by all of us — Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community … Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support.”
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.
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