Leaders offer condolences to slain Wayne State University officer’s family

This undated photo provided by Wayne State University shows university police officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Rose is a five-year veteran of the department who works in the canine unit. (Wayne State University via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette are offering condolences to fellow officers and the family of slain Wayne State University police Officer Collin Rose.

The 29-year-old Rose died Wednesday evening in a Detroit hospital from a gunshot wound to the head.

He was shot Tuesday night in Detroit’s Woodbridge Estates neighborhood while conducting a theft investigation. Rose radioed to say he was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles and that he was about to speak to someone on a bike. Officers who arrived on the scene found Rose injured on the ground.

Schuette said in a statement that Rose “was doing his job, serving his community and protecting all of us, when he was tragically gunned down.”

Snyder says Michigan residents are “collectively mourning his loss.”

A Detroit man was arrested Tuesday night as a suspect in the shooting, but no charges have been filed.

Rose was a five-year veteran of the university’s police force, is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty.

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