DETROIT – Two Detroit police officers were shot Wednesday night investigating the murder of Wayne State police Sgt. Collin Rose.
Addressing media Wednesday night, Detroit Police Chief James Craig connected tonight’s shootings to Rose’s death. Detroit police had been patrolling the area near Ash and Tillman streets near the I-96 service drive searching for Rose’s killer, Craig said. It’s unknown if the suspect in tonight’s shooting is the suspect in Rose’s shooting.
The two officers shot Wednesday worked in a special ops unit assigned to the department’s 3rd Precinct. Both officers had been assigned to the area “for some time” investigating Rose’s murder, Craig told media Wednesday.
“Part of it was connected to Officer Rose … they’ve been putting a lot of attention in that area trying to identify the person responsible for Officer Rose,” he said. “They were here doing that work.”
Rose was shot in the head on Nov. 22 after stopping a man at Brainard and Lincoln, just over a mile from Wednesday’s shooting.