Detroit man charged with murder of Highland Park officer Roderick Jones

The Wayne County Prosecutor announced Monday that a 35-year-old man has been charged with killing a Highland Park Police Officer early Saturday morning.

Walter Treon Jennings was charged with the 'ambush' attack on Roderick Jones Saturday morning. 

Jones, a reservist officer for the city of Highland Park was working at Club Opyum on Detroit's west side when he was shot. Police say when Jones kicked two men out of the club, they waited in the parking lot for the officer. Once the night ended, police say the men ambushed Jones and fired several shots at him.

Detroit Police arrived and Jones was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from the gunshot wounds.  

Highland Park Police say Jones had been with the department for roughly a year. Jones was an ex-Army Ranger, having done a tour in Afghanistan. Jones was also a father of four boys. 

A former reserve officer with the Highland Park Police Department set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Jones' wife and children. He told FOX 2's Dave Spencer on Saturday that reserve officers don't get a paycheck and he wanted to help his family. Click here to donate.

Jennings, a convicted felon, was charged with first degree murder, felon in possession, and felony firearm second degree. He's set to be arraigned Monday afternoon.

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