Person of interest in Wayne State officer shooting arrested; $5K reward for gun offered

- A person of interest in the shooting of a Wayne State police officer has been arrested.

DeAngelo Davis was arrested in the area of Michigan and Grand River at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim, Collin Rose, a canine officer, was wounded in the head during a stop of a man on a bicycle in the Woodbridge area of Detroit. The officer, a five-year veteran in his late 20s, is in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Authorities have scheduled a press conference to tell us more about Rose's condition and the investigation. The conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. You can watch a livestream of the conference on our Facebook page

Police may still be looking for a weapon in the area of Selden and Trumbull. The shooting happened in front of an apartment building at Lincoln and Brainard during a traffic stop at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A woman who lives in the area of Brainard and Lincoln said she witnessed the shooting.

"The officer was trying to get him to put his arms behind his back." the woman said. "And I'm assuming he didn't want to and he just shot him. We heard one shot and we looked, and the officer was down. And he shot him twice."

The suspect was stopped by the officer for an unknown reason. The officer was found shot after radioing for backup. The backup officer who responded to the scene also transported the victim. 

"We have an American hero right now, suffering from a gunshot wound. We are asking for prayers," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

It is the first time in school history a Wayne State officer has been shot. The victim is engaged to be married, and was called one of the best canine officers in the country by WSU Police Chief Anthony Holt.

"He is a tremendous officer, very young, very pro-active," Holt said. "He is ingrained with the community, he reaches out to slain officer families all over the country. He is a very caring officer."

 Wayne State has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart of Detroit. Wilson said the school employs around 65 officers, some of whom help patrol areas around the campus. 
 
The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks. A San Antonio detective was fatally shot, and a St. Louis officer was shot twice in the face but survived.
 
Police officers were also shot and injured during traffic stops in Sanibel, Florida, and Gladstone, Missouri, on Sunday night, but authorities have not suggested those were targeted attacks.
 
One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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