Charges against suspect in murder of Wayne State officer dropped

- Charges against the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Wayne State police officer will be dropped on Wednesday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.

In a brief press conference, Worthy announced charges against DeAngelo Davis would be dropped in the murder of WSU canine officer Collin Rose. You can watch a replay of the press on our YouTube page or on the FOX 2 Detroit Facebook page

"All murder charges against Deangelo Davis will be dismissed. He is no longer a suspect at this time," Worthy said.

She also said the police and Wayne County Prosecutor's Office have been working around the clock.

Worthy was joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig and WSU Chief Anthony Holt.

Craig said that, even though an arrest was initially made, the investigation did not stop.

"Our investigators have literally been working around the clock," Craig said. "We are optimistic and we continue to ask for the public's help."

The ATF and Detroit Dog Rescue have teamed up to offer a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the murder weapon. Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS if you know anything.

Davis was well-known to WSU police for previous run-ins with officers, but his mother told FOX 2 in a previous interview that he didn't do it. You can hear her interview in the video player above.

"I'm sorry that it happened to him, I'm not sorry - I apologize that it happened to (Rose)," she said. "But it wasn't my son. If he was on the other side, I would feel the same way about my family. You have to look at both sides. Both sides are bad. My son is going through all of this and he didn't do it."

The 29-year-old officer was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars on Nov. 22 when he radioed that he was about to speak to someone on a bike. Rose was shot in the head during the stop at Brainard and Lincoln, an area off campus where Wayne State Police Chief Holt says many students and some officers live.

Officers who arrived on the scene for backup found Rose injured on the ground. An officer immediately took Rose to the hospital, where he went into surgery. He pulled through surgery but remained in grave condition and was on a ventilator before passing away Nov. 23.

A witness spoke to FOX 2's Randy Wimbley the night of the shooting.
 
"The officer was trying to get him to put his arms behind his back and I'm assuming he didn't want to and he just shot him," the witness said. "We heard one shot and we looked, and the officer went down and he shot him twice."
 
Police are looking for a possible witness in the murder of Rose. On Nov. 29, police released a short video and two pictures of a person who was in the area of Lincoln and Brainard at the time Rose was fatally shot. 
 
Rose was not shot with his own gun, and authorities have offered a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the crime weapon. Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS if you know anything.
 
Rose, originally from the Kalamazoo area, was a 5-year veteran and worked as a canine handler. He was engaged to be married. He was promoted to sergeant at a vigil at Wayne State University before his funeral. 

Hundreds attended his funeral at St. Joan of Arc church in St. Clair Shores on Dec. 1.

In a final act of selflessness, Rose, who donated his organ and tissue to others, helped an estimated 75 people
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