DNA Links Suspect In Shooting To WSU Officer Death

A suspect has been apprehended.

The man who allegedly shot and wounded two Detroit police officers Wednesday night has been charged with the crimes as media reports say DNA evidence has also linked him to the killing of Wayne State Police Sgt. Collin Rose. The other was shot in the ankle, but body armor protected his upper torso from two rounds. The officers saw a man "acting fidgety" in an area close to Ash and Tillman.

Detroit police Chief James Craig said Thursday afternoon two officers who were shot the night before are in stable condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Dyerhan was arraigned at Ford Hospital, where Durham is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

"We are able to charge this case today because of the round-the-clock collaboration with the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police, and many others who worked tirelessly on this case", Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement.

Last Nov. 22, Wayne State Police officer Collin Rose was shot nearby by an unknown suspect.

"It continues. This is only a first step in what I describe as bringing some closure but not closure", Craig said. The gun seized at Durham's arrest will be examined to see if there is. One is a 20-year veteran of the police force, and his partner is a four-year veteran, police said.

Formal charges again Durham are pending as he remains hospitalized after being shot in the leg when officers returned fire. Both men are still in the hospital but are expected to be ok.

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 sent a warrant request to the Wayne County prosecutor's office, but a decision about charges had not been made as of Thursday afternoon, a prosecutor's spokeswoman said.

The chief said police are investigating whether there's any connection between the Rose shooting and Wednesday's.

  • Larry Hoffman