Michigan law enforcement authorities have released a surveillance video of a suspect in the November killing of a Detroit campus police officer, in the hopes of helping to capture the alleged killer and bring closure to the victim’s family.
Wayne State University Office Collin Rose, 29, was fatally shot in the head near the university campus on November 22, after he stopped a man on his bicycle. The video, which was captured by a public bus, shows a person running from the scene of the shooting.
Sgt. Phillip Duplessis of the Michigan State Police homicide task force told the Detroit news station WDIV Local 4 that the video was taken about 10 minutes after the murder. “The new video shows the same person which we tracked running from the scene crossing Grand River in the area of Grand River and Rose Parks after the shooting,” he said.
Police are hoping that someone may recognize the suspect and help authorities apprehend him.
In an interview with WDIV, Lance Sullivan of the Detroit Police Department said, “Look at the posture. Look at the way they are walking and look at the clothing that the person is wearing and see if you know who it is.”
The officer’s parents, Karen and Randy Rose, are speaking out for the first time since his death.
“It’s tough to move on,” Randy Rose told WDIV. “We still have kind of an open wound.”
A suspect had been arrested earlier, but charges were dropped when he provideda credible alibi evidence that he could not have been at the scene when the shooting occurred.
Law enforcement officials are offering a reward for information leading to capture of the suspect exceeds $100,000.
Rose’s parents want to make sure the suspect does not have the opportunity to kill again.
“We’re worried that this isn’t going to be the only time that this person commits one of those kinds of atrocities,” Mr. Rose told WDIV. We’re stepping out a little bit of our comfort zone to make a plea that says, ‘Hey, if anyone knows anything, please share the information with the police.'”
The victim’s mother added, “No matter how insignificant they might think that that tidbit of information would be, we beg them, we’re pleading to them to please call the task force.