Officer Collin Rose's Killer Charged
Detroit, MI - The suspect accused of murdering Wayne State University Police Sergeant Collin Rose last November has been charged.
Raymond Durham, age 61, had a court appearance on Thursday, August 3, on charges of first degree murder, murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the Detroit Free Press.
On November 22, 2016, Sergeant Rose, age 29, had been patrolling an area where several thefts of navigation systems from vehicles had occurred the day before. When he encountered Durham, he radioed dispatchers that he was making contact with a suspicious person, and he gave his location.
During the traffic stop, he attempted to detain the suspect, now identified as Durham, who pulled out a gun and shot Sergeant Rose in the head. Durham then fled, and a manhunt ensued. The murder of Sergeant Rose had remained unsolved until DNA found after the incident conclusively linked Durham to the murder.
Raymond had also been previously charged in the March shooting and attempted murder of two Detroit police officers. On March 15, the officers called out on an investigation of a suspicious person.
While he was being detained, Durham fought with both officers, then pulled out a gun and opened fire. Officers returned fire, and he was shot. He fled, and was found a short time later, with multiple gunshot wounds. Both police officers were also shot, but survived, and face a long recovery.
In May, Durham was found not competent to stand trial in the attempted murder of the two officers, according to WXYZ. In that case, he was charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of resisting and obstructing the police causing serious impairment, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and five counts of felony firearm.
Durham had a second competency hearing on Thursday in reference to this case, and again he was found not competent to stand trial. A third hearing is scheduled for November 3.
Wayne State University Police Chief Wayne Holt said, "We lost a valuable member of our department. We lost a very young officer with a great future in him."
Sergeant Rose was a five- and one-half year veteran of the agency. He was also a K9 officer, and had previously served with the Richland Police Department. After his death, he was promoted to Sergeant. He was survived by his fiancee.