Suspect in fatal shooting of WSU officer, has past police run-ins

- Detroit Police are leading the investigation into the fatal shooting of Officer Colin Rose, and still looking for the gun likely used by the suspect.

A number of law enforcement officers were back at the corner of Selden and Trumbull Tuesday, combing the area and talking to neighbors. Authorities have offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the crime weapon. Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS if you know anything.

Police have DeAngelo Davis in custody who they are now calling a suspect and Davis is known to Wayne State Police.

Holt said Davis had an incident in 2011 and 2014 with police including a time an officer suffered minor injuries from a scuffle with the suspect.

"It was assault-type crimes against police officers," Holt said. "The person was disorderly. The one I remember, he was blocking traffic in the middle of the street. When he was politely asked to leave the location, he decided not to."

Rose died late Wednesday afternoon after being on life support following surgery Tuesday night.

Holt said that the details of Rose's traffic stop remain unclear.

"He was out there investigating and questioned a suspect," said Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt. "And shortly afterwards, he was shot in the head."

"What lead to him or him being stopped or having contact with Officer Rose is still being investigated."

Also, investigators have not revealed what evidence they may have found so far.

Wayne State University Police Chief Anthony Holt confirmed that officers conducted a search warrant at Wednesday's press conference; the search took place in the 3600 block of Lincoln, in the same neighborhood.

Neighbors who live in the area are sending their prayers to the officer, his family, and local law enforcement.

"It's really sad for Detroit and the officer," said resident Tamara French.

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson released a statement about Rose's death:

"This is a tragedy felt by all of us -- Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community.

"Please keep Collin and his fiancée and family in your thoughts and prayers. Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support.

"Please keep all our police officers in your thoughts as well. Collin is the first and only Wayne State officer ever to fall in the line of duty.

"Our officers mourn with us, but these dedicated, professional men and women continue to serve us courageously, every day. We can honor Collin’s memory best with our ongoing gratitude and support for all of our officers."

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