DPD shooting suspect linked to Sgt. Collin Rose murder

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Raymond Durham, 60, is alleged to have shot and wounded two Detroit police officers Wednesday and is suspected in WSU Sgt. Collin Rose's November 22 killing.

After allegedly shooting the two officers, the suspect "continued to make an attempt to engage them as they were trying to gain some concealment and cover", Craig said. Police and prosecutors say that at about 8:30 p.m., the officers stopped to do a pedestrian investigation of Durham on Ash Street near Tillman.

Sources close to Local 4 have confirmed that DNA found at the scene of Sergeant Collin Rose's murder matches the DNA of Raymond Durham, who is accused of shooting two DPD officers Wednesday night.

One officer was shot in the neck and "the early diagnosis is he's going to be OK", the chief said.

Detroit Police, Wayne State University Police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tracked Durham down on Wednesday night.

On March 17, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Durham in connection with the DPD shooting.

He was arraigned while in hospital, where he is receiving treatment after being shot in the leg during a shoot-out with officers. Charges against a man initially arrested in the case were later dropped. Craig said their conditions continue to improve and both are in good spirits.

But, Craig said, "whenever there is a forensic match, it's a significant step".

Durham was arrested after a manhunt that included SWAT members, hundreds of officers from multiple agencies and multiple police helicopters.

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

Craig declined to provide details on the DNA evidence that links Durham to Rose's death, citing the ongoing investigation.

Craig announced the DNA link following a Detroit police recruit graduation alongside Rose's former boss, Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt.

Police have sent the gun for ballistics testing.

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