DETROIT (AP) — An ex-convict was arraigned on murder charges Friday in the death of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while trying to arrest the man.
“This case strongly illustrates the dangers that police officers face every minute of every day,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
DeAngelo Davis, 31, is accused of shooting Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose on Tuesday. Davis was arraigned on first-degree murder, murder of a police officer and gun charges, and ordered jailed without bond.
Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt said he was relieved Davis was jailed and off the street.
Wayne State, which has more than 27,000 students, employs about 65 officers. Rose died a day after the shooting, and is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty.
In a statement, Worthy said Davis was riding a bicycle when Rose stopped him. The officer was shot shortly after requesting help from other officers.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles.
The prosecutor’s office says Davis was not represented by an attorney at Friday’s arraignment in Romulus District Court and that one hasn’t yet been assigned to him. He is scheduled for Dec. 9 probable cause hearing and a Dec. 16 preliminary examination.
“Officer Rose was respected, admired, and one that had an excellent work ethic,” Worthy said. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends.”
Wayne State University said Friday that it’s accepting gifts in Rose’s memory after receiving inquiries from many people who want to make donations. The school said its officers work tirelessly and courageously to ensure the safety of our campus and community.
“We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support and generosity,” the school said in a statement. “These gifts will be used in support of the Wayne State University Police Department.”