$5,000 reward for leads in killing of Eastern Michigan player Demarius Reed; funeral Saturday

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    An Ypsilanti police officer uses a flashlight while searching shrubbery lining the sidewalk of a building at University Green Apartments, located in the 700 block of W Clark in in Ypsilanti, Mich., as he investigates the homicide of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo / The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell)


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    Demarius Reed.

    YPSILANTI, Mich. — Police investigating the shooting death of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed are offering $5,000 for clues to his killer’s identity and say they’re looking for anyone who attended a party at the apartment complex where he was found dead.

    A statement from police on the Ypsilanti school’s website says the party at University Green Apartment complex took place Thursday night and into Friday morning.

    Reed was found shot multiple times Friday at the off-campus apartment complex in what police say may be a robbery.

    University President Sue Martin says the campus community “can all come together to support his family at this time.” She says his funeral is Saturday at Holy Temple Evangelistic Church of God in Christ in Harvey, Ill.

    The 20-year-old Chicagoan was a communications major.