Eval: Suspect in murder of officer from Kzoo Co. incompetent for trial

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This undated photo provided by Wayne State University shows university police officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (MJ Murawka/Wayne State University via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — The state’s Forensic Center has found a Detroit man incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a university police officer and a separate shooting of two city officers.

Prosecutors asked a Detroit district court judge Thursday for an independent evaluation for Raymond Durham.

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Dash camera showing the person of interest in the shooting of two Detroit police officers, identified as Raymond Durham. (Courtesy Michigan State Police – March 15, 2017)

Durham is charged with first-degree murder in the November 2016 shooting of 29-year-old Wayne State University Sgt. Collin Rose, who grew up in Kalamazoo County.

He’s also charged with attempted murder in the March shootings of two Detroit officers. Durham has twice been found incompetent for trial in the March shootings.

Defense attorney Gabi Silver said Thursday that she still is “not able to effectively communicate” with Durham.

Briefs by prosecutors on the evaluation request are due Nov. 17. Silver has until Dec. 1 to respond.

Durham’s next competency review is Feb. 9.