Another police officer was targeted in a vicious hate crime. Tuesday night, a Wayne State University police officer was shot in the head and is fighting for his life.
The officer was talking to a man on a bicycle when the suspect suddenly began shooting at him. At least three shots were fired, and it’s not yet clear how many of the bullets actually struck the officer. He was shot in the head at least once, though, and was rushed to the hospital. Witnesses say the officer was trying to arrest the suspect when he was shot.
The officer has been identified as 29-year-old Colin Rose, and Rose was engaged to be married in 2017. He recently was released from surgery, and while he has survived this long, doctors warn that he is still not “out of the woods”. He is currently on life support. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, one-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant.