Authorities announce charges in case of slain Sgt. Collin Rose

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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DETROIT, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — Authorities have charged a 60-year-old man with first-degree murder in the the deadly shooting of Kalamazoo County native Sgt. Collin Rose.

>>App users: Watch the announcement from authorities here.

Raymond Durham was accused Thursday of shooting the Wayne State officer in the head on Nov. 22 as Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars. Rose, 29, died the next day.

Durham was arrested in connection to the shootings of two Detroit police officers

In March, police said Durham’s DNA matched DNA found at the scene where Rose was shot.

Durham’s attorney has said her client “appears to be somewhat delusional.”

Rose, a five-year veteran of the university’s police force, was the first Wayne State officer to be killed in the line of duty.

The Ferris State University alumnus, graduated from Gull Lake High School in 2006. Rose took his first job in law enforcement as an officer in the Kalamazoo County village of Richland.

Tune into 24 Hour News 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for further updates on the case.

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