Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed was found dead in an off-campus apartment building on Friday, and police reportedly believe that he was murdered.
Reed, a junior at EMU, was found dead of a gunshot wound on Friday morning, the Associated Press reports. Details on the investigation into Reed’s death are scarce, but police in Ypsilanti, Mich., are reportedly treating the case as a homicide.
A roommate came across the college junior’s body in the hallway of an apartment complex at around 7:15 a.m., Ypsilanti Police told the Associated Press. Authorities have yet to identify any potential motives behind the alleged murder, and have not arrested any suspects in connection with the crime, NBC’s College Football Talk reports. So far, detectives have only revealed that Reed died of a single gunshot wound.
Ann Arbor News reporter John Counts appeared to be the first person on the scene when news of the homicide broke. The reporter posted a series of tweets as the situation developed. Deadspin compiled the tweets here.
In his tweets, Counts noted that police were removing a body from an off-campus apartment building, but was initially unable to identify the victim’s identity. “A young woman with police is crying hysterically. Must be family,” Counts tweeted at one point. Eventually, he was able to confirm that Reed was the victim of the apparent murder.
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A native of Chicago, Reed was an integral part of the Eastern Michigan University football team. The 5-foot-10 wide receiver played for the team in six games this year, amassing 15 catches for 181 yards and a touchdown.