Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a Detroit man accused of killing a Wayne State University police officer last month
The Detroit Free Press reports that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy made the announcement Wednesday in a news conference that lasted less than four minutes.
DeAngelo Davis had been charged with murder in the Nov. 22 slaying of Wayne State officer Collin Rose.
"He is no longer a suspect at this time," Worthy announced.
âShe was flanked at the news conference by Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University Chief Anthony Holt.
A prepared statement about the case stated:
"After a review of new evidence, prosecutors and the police have determined that DeAngelo Davis is not a suspect in the death" of Rose. "The Homicide Task Force...continues to aggressively commit their time and resources to investigate the death. ... For this reason, we are not at liberty to provide further details about the dismissed case and the ongoing investigation."
WDIV-TV reports that authorities move to drop the charges against Davis after they uncovered video from the time of the shooting that showed him in a area business.
Rose was shot in the head on Nov. 22 in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood, just west of Wayne State's Midtown campus. The 29-year-old officer died a day later.
Davis was arrested hours after the shooting. Police said at the time that Rose stopped Davis and was trying to take Davis into custody when Rose was shot.
Video from WDIV-TV: