Man charged in of­fi­cer’s mur­der

North Bay Nugget - - WORLD NEWS - Corey Wil­liams

DETROIT — Au­thor­i­ties charged a 60-year-old man with first-de­gree mur­der Thurs­day in the slay­ing of a Wayne State univer­sity po­lice of­fi­cer, the third of­fi­cer the man is ac­cused of shoot­ing in Detroit.

Wayne County Prose­cu­tor Kym Wor­thy said Ray­mond Durham was charged with the mur­der of of­fi­cer Collin Rose on Nov. 22. Rose was shot in the head in a west side neigh­bour­hood a few blocks from Wayne State while in­ves­ti­gat­ing pos­si­ble thefts of nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems from cars. Be­fore the shoot­ing, Rose ra­dioed in that he was about to speak to some­one on a bike. He died the next day. Po­lice Chief James Craig had said that DNA ev­i­dence linked Durham to the Rose shoot­ing.

Durham was charged in March with at­tempted mur­der of two Detroit po­lice of­fi­cers who were shot when they stopped him. They sur­vived. In May, Durham was found in­com­pe­tent to stand trial in those shoot­ings, which are not re­lated to the slay­ing of Rose.

Durham wasn’t the first sus­pect in Rose’s death. Wor­thy in De­cem­ber dropped a mur­der charge against an­other man.

Fam­ily mem­bers have said that Durham lived in an aban­doned house and re­paired bikes. His de­fence at­tor­ney, gabi Sil­ver, has said that Durham ap­peared “to be some­what delu­sional.”

Collin Rose

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