Daily News reports:
Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a man accused of fatally shooting a Detroit college police officer.
Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose was shot while he was off duty last month, and 31-year-old DeAngelo Davis had been jailed since his arrest the same night.
Davis had been charged with first-degree murder and murder of a police officer, but the charges were dropped on Wednesday.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy did not say why the charges were dropped and did not take any questions from reporters during a press conference.
“As you can imagine, the officers from the homicide task force, including the Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police Department, have been working diligently and literally … around the clock, along with members of my office on this case,” Worthy said. “We all remain deeply committed to making sure that justice is done in this case, making sure that the perpetrator for the killing of Officer Rose is brought to justice.”
Rose, a 29-year-old K-9 handler, was shot in the head while stopping a bicyclist and died the next day, university officials said.
Prosecutors later said that Davis, arrested shortly after the shooting two blocks away, was that bicyclist, and accused him of shooting Rose as well as gun possession crimes.
Wayne State has more than 27,000 students and employs about 65 officers.
An obituary for the fallen officer, killed during a string of police shootings across the country in late November, said that he was engaged to be married.
A GoFundMe for Rose had raised almost $73,000 of its $75,000 goal as of Tuesday evening.