DA Drops Charges Against DeAngelo Davis In Killing of Officer Collin Rose

Charges against DeAngelo Davis dropped by DA.

Charges against DeAngelo Davis dropped by DA.

New Suspect Sought After Charges Dropped Against DeAngelo Davis

Detroit, MI –  All charges against DeAngelo Davis in the murder of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose were officially dismissed this morning about 10:30 a.m.  Kym Worthy, Prosecutor from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, announced the decision in this morning’s brief press conference and said that Davis was no longer a suspect.  Detroit Police Department Chief James Craig and Wayne State University Police Chief Anthony Holt were also present with Prosecutor Worthy when she made the announcement.

According to news sources, Prosecutor Worthy said that DeAngelo Davis was no longer a suspect in Officer Rose’s murder.  She did not offer an explanation for the dismissal of the charges but a source said last night that there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case.  Both DPD Chief Craig and WSU PD Chief Holt said that their agencies have been working around the clock to bring justice in this case and that the investigation is ongoing. No questions were allowed after the press conference and the Prosecutor said this was due to the ongoing investigation.

Davis, 31, had been in jail with no bond after being arrested on the night of the shooting.  He was charged with First-degree Murder, Murder of a Police Officer, two counts of Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Habitual Offender, and his pretrial conference was scheduled to begin Friday.  He is scheduled to be released later today.

On November 22nd, at about 6:35 p.m., Wayne State University PD Officer Collin Rose, age 29, was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles.  He radioed his Dispatch that he was about to speak to a subject that was on a bike.  Officer Rose was shot in the head during this traffic stop, which occurred at Brainard and Lincoln Streets.  This is an off-campus area where many students and some Officers live.  According to police sources, DeAngelo Davis was arrested shortly after Officer Rose was shot and was then identified as the subject on the bicycle that Officer Rose had stopped.

Officers who responded as back-up for Officer Rose found him injured and lying on the ground.  An unidentified Officer immediately took Officer Rose to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.  Officer Rose survived the surgery and was on a ventilator in grave condition before he died on November 23rd.  His organs and tissue were donated after his death to help others.  According to police sources, Officer Rose was not shot with his own gun.

A witness told news sources that he witnessed part of the incident as it occurred on the night of the shooting.  According to this witness, “the officer was trying to get him to put his arms behind his back”.  Police continue to look for another witness that was seen in the area when Officer Rose was shot.  A short video and two pictures of this witness, whose identity is not known, and who was in the area when the shooting occurred, have been released

Wayne State University PD Officer Rose was initially from Kalamazoo, Michigan, was a K9 handler, and had been employed with the WSU PD for five years.  He was posthumously promoted to Sergeant at a WSU vigil before his funeral.  Officer Rose was engaged and his fiance is a staff member at Detroit Dog Rescue.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) increased a reward for information on Officer Rose’s death this morning.  The previously offered reward was in the amount of $5,000 but has been increased to $15,000 due to an anonymous donor with the Detroit Dog Rescue.  Please call 1-800-ATF-GUNS if you have information about the murder of Officer Rose.  This information can be given anonymously.  No new suspect information has been released at this time.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and blue family of fallen Hero Officer Collin Rose.  We pray that the ongoing investigation will bring justice soon.

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  • ED/PHX

    I’ve had this happen:, “All charges against DeAngelo Davis in the murder of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose were officially dismissed this morning about 10:30 a.m.”…..But fail to understand…” He was charged with (#-1) First-degree Murder, Murder of a Police Officer…/ (#-2), two counts of Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Habitual Offender, and his pretrial conference was scheduled to begin Friday. He is scheduled to be released later today.”…It says the Officer was “not killed with his own gun”…What does # 1 have to do with # 2, – It’s several different offenses – What am I missing…Somebody…?

    • ChiefD

      Those were my questions. So not enough to charge murder, but what about the weapons charges?

      • quasar704

        Good chance that he was never actually arrested with a weapon on his person. If a person is arrested for shooting a person weapons charges are added just based on the nature of the crime. You can’t shoot someone if you didn’t have a gun so it’s like you can’t charge for one without charging for the other.

        • ChiefD

          A lot more info on the arrest needs to be released. As you pointed out, did he have a weapon when he was arrested, or, if a search warrant was issued for his house and weapons were found.

          • quasar704

            It’s funny how everyone is being so tight lipped about the details