Detroit chief: DNA links shooting suspect to death of WSU officer Collin Rose

Detroit police investigating shooting suspect

Detroit Police have confirmed that DNA evidence ties a suspect in this week's Detroit police shootings to the death of Wayne State police officer Collin Rose.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said a man being held in connection with a Wednesday shootout with police that injured two police officers, now is the prime suspect in Rose's death.

The Free Press is not identifying the suspect, who has not been charged yet in either case.

Rose was killed on Nov. 22 in the area of Brainard and Lincoln in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood.

Police, in a manhunt that included more than 200 local and federal agents, arrested Wednesday's shooting suspect on the city's west side about two hours after a gun battle that left two officers wounded. Both the 60-year-old suspect and officers are in stable condition with bullet wounds.

The suspect in Wednesday's shooting was later found on the ground with a loaded .38-caliber revolver, and he was "preparing to engage" police when they arrested him. Police have sent the gun for ballistics testing.

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