DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit Police are asking for the public's help identifying an unknown suspect wanted in connection with the death of a Wayne State University officer.
The police department released surveillance video of a man riding a bicycle in the area where Sgt. Collin Rose was shot. Police would like to note to the public that the front wheel of the bicycle is smaller than the back wheel. You can watch the video from police in the video player above.
Police say the real killer is the one riding the bike in the recently released video. That bike is the common thread in all of this.
"The suspect who is involved in the shooting had contact with the bike as did the suspect we originally arrested had contact with the bicycle," said Police Chief James Craig.
Original suspect DeAngelo Davis was released by police witch charges against him dropped, due to another video coming to light which showed the real suspect running. Davis walks with a limp. Craig said that was just one reason for him being released.
"That was an issue, there were other factors involved to get in another direction," he said, adding that police may still talk to him further as a potential witness.
Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars on November 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 November 23.
If anyone recognizes this individual, knows of his whereabouts, or has any information pertaining to this crime, they are asked to please call 1-800-Speak-Up.
Police had a man in custody they believed was responsible for the shooting. He had faced several charges, including first-degree murder, but Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy dismissed them all and released the man from jail on Wednesday.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.