Eastern Michigan Wideout Survives Chicago Streets, Killed In Off-Campus Apartment

Source: AP / ESPN

DETROIT — A 20-year-old Eastern Michigan player was found shot to death Friday in an off-campus apartment building in what authorities said was a homicide that could have been a robbery.

Police were investigating the slaying of junior wide receiver Demarius Reed, which came a day before a home game against Ohio University that will be played as scheduled. Reed was shot multiple times and personal items were taken, police said.

“The circumstances involving his death remain under investigation at this time by the Ypsilanti Police Department,” EMU president Susan Martin said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and his teammates on the football team.”

She said Eastern Michigan public safety officials were in close contact with Ypsilanti police. Grief counselors met Friday with Reed’s teammates, other students and faculty. An afternoon forum was scheduled at the Student Center Auditorium to discuss the case with the campus community.

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