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Detroit Police: Wayne State University officer shot

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A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department says that an officer from a university in the city has been shot. A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department says that an officer from a university in the city has been shot.
DETROIT, Mich. -

The Latest on the shooting of a Wayne State University officer in Detroit. (all times local):
    
11:15 p.m.
    
A Wayne State University police officer who was shot in the head while on patrol has been released from surgery and authorities say they have a "person of interest" in custody.
    
University President M. Roy Wilson says the officer is recovering and his family is with him but that surgeons have told them he's still "not totally out of the woods." He has been listed in critical condition.
    
The officer has been identified as 29-year-old Colin Rose, a five-year veteran of the department who works in a canine unit. He was on patrol investigating possible thefts from cars near campus when he was shot Tuesday night.
    
Police say they have a man in custody whom they're questioning about the shooting but it's unknown whether he's responsible for it.
    
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9:40 p.m.
    
Wayne State University's president says the downed campus police officer was shot in the head and was in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
    
M. Roy Wilson spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday night from the hospital. He said a number of school officials were there, and that members of the officer's family were gathered there or on their way. Officials had not identified the officer.
    
Wilson said the officer was a five-year veteran of the university police and was working in a canine unit. He said the campus area had experienced a string of car break-ins the past several weeks and arrests had been made.
    
Wilson said the officer had called for backup. Arriving officers found him on the ground and took him to the hospital.
    
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9:15 p.m.
    
A man who lives near the spot where a Wayne State University police officer was shot says he woke up to the sound of hollering and heard three shots being fired.
    
Jacob Bolton tells The Associated Press he first thought he was dreaming but then heard the shots and "it was boom, boom, boom." The 20-year-old says he lives within two blocks of where the shooting occurred and when he stepped outside police officers were already on the scene carrying rifles.
    
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the officer is in "critical" condition after the shooting Tuesday night near the campus of Wayne State University. The five-year veteran of the department was on duty at the time of the shooting investigating possible thefts from cars.
    
The chief said a "massive manhunt" with local, state and federal authorities was underway.
    
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8:37 p.m.
    
Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University.
    
James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery.
    
He says the officer was on patrol when he radioed in and said he was investigating possible thefts from cars. The officer said he was going to speak to someone.
    
Officers who arrived on the scene found the officer injured on the ground.
    
The chief said a "massive manhunt" with local, state and federal authorities was underway.
    
Craig also cited four officers shot around the country over the weekend, calling it a "very dangerous" time for officers.
    
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8:30 p.m.
    
Several dozen officers are searching for a possible suspect in the shooting of a Wayne State University officer who was shot off campus while on duty.
    
A university statement posted on the school's website said Tuesday night that the officer was injured and is hospitalized at a local hospital, Detroit Receiving. The statement also confirmed he was on duty at the time.
    
A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department, Shanelle Williams, says the victim was shot a few blocks southwest of the school.
    
The school has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart of Detroit.
    
The shooting occurred at around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and follows four recent incidents in which law enforcement officers were shot in the United States.
    
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7:40 p.m.
 

A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department says that an officer from a university in the city has been shot.
    
Officer Shanelle Williams says that the victim of the Tuesday shooting is a Wayne State University officer. She had no additional information.
    
The school has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart Detroit.
    
The shooting follows four recent incidents in which law enforcement officers were shot.
    
A detective was fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday. Also Sunday, police officers were shot in St. Louis, in Gladstone, Missouri, and in Sanibel, Florida.

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