Lawyer: Man charged in Detroit cop shootings is ‘delusional’

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DETROIT (AP/WOOD) — A lawyer is raising questions about the mental health of a man charged with shooting two Detroit police officers and suspected of killing a college officer.

A judge on Friday granted a request to have Raymond Durham evaluated to determine if he understands the attempted murder charges and can assist his attorney.

Gabi Silver says the 60-year-old Durham “appears to be somewhat delusional.”

Durham is accused of shooting two Detroit officers last week. They survived. Separately, police Chief James Craig says DNA links Durham to the fatal shooting of Gull Lake High School graduate and Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose in November.

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.

No charges have been filed in that case.

After Durham’s arrest, family members said he lived in an abandoned house and repaired bikes.

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