Prosecutor may have charged wrong man in murder of WSU Police Officer

Memorial for WSU Police Officer Collin Rose. Photo by Steve Neavling.

Memorial for WSU Police Officer Collin Rose. Photo by Steve Neavling.

Prosecutors may have charged the wrong man in the murder of a Wayne State University police officer on Nov. 22.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office is expected to announce there isn’t enough evidence against DeAngelo Davis, 31, the Detroit News first reported. Police are now directing their attention to another suspect in the killing of 29-year-old WSU Police Officer Collin Rose, 29, while he was on patrol.

Deangelo Davis

Deangelo Davis

About three hours after someone shot Rose in the head about 1 mile west of campus, police arrested Davis, saying he matched eyewitness descriptions of the shooter. Davis also has a history of assaulting police officers.

But what’s unclear is whether police had any other evidence to seek charges in the case.

Davis was facing up to life in prison.

On message boards on the Detroit News and Free Press, readers called for firing squads to kill Davis outside of jail.

Worthy’s press conference is at 10:30 a.m.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.