Video shows possible witness to shooting death of WSU cop
Detroit police are looking for the person seen in a surveillance video who may have witnessed the shooting of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose, who died last week.
Authorities released an image and video Tuesday of the person they believe is the witness. In the video, someone is seen walking in the street and suddenly stopping and turning around after he or she peeks around the corner.
Rose was shot while on duty around 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the area of Lincoln and Brainard. He died the next day in a hospital.
Authorities have charged 31-year-old DeAngelo Davis with the murder.
Prosecutors allege that Rose was shot while attempting a traffic stop on Davis who was riding a bicycle. It's unclear what led to the stop but police have said Rose did not appear to be targeted.
The officer called for backup at 6:31 p.m. When another WSU officer arrived at 6:34 p.m., Rose was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital. Davis was arrested around 10 p.m. Tuesday, a few blocks from the shooting.
Anyone who recognizes the witness in the surveillance video is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
A funeral mass for Rose will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22415 Overlake, St. Clair Shores. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. before the mass.