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Detroit Police arrest suspect who allegedly shot two officers

Detroit Police arrest suspect who allegedly shot two officers

DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police have arrested a man they say shot and injured two Detroit police officers.

The officers were in the same area as Sergeant Collin Rose, a West Michigan native, when he was shot and killed last year.

Both of the officers are expected to recover.

They were in the area investigating the murder of Sergeant Rose, who is from Kalamazoo County, when Detroit Police Chief James Craig says they were also shot.

The officers were patrolling the area on Detroit's west side, as part of their investigation.

At this point it's unknown if the suspect in last night's shooting is a suspect in Rose's shooting as well.

The police chief says the when the officers approached the man, he pulled out a gun.

One of the officers was shot in the ankle and twice in the upper torso. He was wearing protective body armor that police believe saved his life. The other officer was shot in the neck.

"They went to approach, to try to identify the suspect. The suspect then reached into his pocket and pulled out a gun, firing shots at both officers, striking both officers. The officers did return fire. It is unknown at this point if their shots took effect," Chief Craig said.

Rose was shot in the head on November 22, after stopping a man just over a mile from Wednesday's shooting.

He was a graduate of Gull Lake High School and worked for the Richland Police Department before becoming a Wayne State officer.

Detroit police have been working non stop to find his killer, releasing new surveillance video earlier this month, and asking for the public's help to track the suspect down. But so far, they have not been able to find him.

After a manhunt overnight, police say the suspect from last night's shooting was taken into custody without incident.

A weapon was also recovered.

We are hoping to learn this morning if that suspect is connected to the death of Sergeant Rose as well.

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