Clipped From Lansing State Journal
2A II FRIDAY,08.04.17II LSJ.COM DETROIT - Authorities charged a 60- year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday in the slaying of a Wayne State University police officer near campus, the third officer the man is accused of shooting in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Raymond Durham was charged with the murder of officer Collin Rose on Nov.22. Rose was shot in the head in a west side neighborhood a few blocks from Wayne State while investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars. Before the shooting, Rose radioed in that he was about to speak to someone on a bike. He died the next day. Police Chief James Craig had said that DNA evidence linked Durham to the Rose shooting. Durham was charged in March with attempted murder of two Detroit police officers who were shot when they stopped him. They survived. In May, Durham was found incompetent to stand trial in those shootings, which are not related to the slaying of Rose. Durham wasn’t the first suspect in Rose’s death. Worthy in December dropped a murder charge against another man. Family members have said that Durham lived in an abandoned house and repaired bikes. His defense attorney, Gabi Silver, has said that Durham appeared “to be somewhat delusional.” Durham was expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. He also was charged with murder of a peace officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm and using a firearm during afelony. “This will bring a sense of closure to the family, our officers and the Wayne State University community at large,” said Anthony Holt, the school’s police chief. “This is a solemn time, not one of celebration, as our department is still recovering, but it does provide some comfort.” Wayne State has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart of Detroit. The school employs around 65 officers. Rose, 29, of St. Clair Shores, was a five-year veteran of the university’s police force and worked in the canine unit. He is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty. He was awarded a citation for valor and posthumously promoted to sergeant. “Sgt. Rose’s career and his impact on others will never be forgotten,” Worthy said Thursday. “This case continues to strongly illustrate the dangers that police officers face every minute of every day.” 60-year-old man charged in slaying of Wayne State officer in Detroit COREY WILLIAMS ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDED BY DETROIT PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION Police Officer Collin Rose 29, was fatally shot Nov. 22 as he tried to arrest a man in the Woodbridge neighborhood, just west of Wayne State’s Midtown campus in Detroit.