Family, Teammates Remember Slain Eastern Michigan University Student

Chicago native Demarius Reed was found shot to death at an off-campus location last week

By BJ Lutz
|  Monday, Oct 28, 2013  |  Updated 5:44 AM CDT
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Several teammates from Eastern Michigan University travelled to the city to honor and remember slain EMU football player and Chicago native Demarius Reed.

Several teammates from Eastern Michigan University travelled to the city to honor and remember slain EMU football player and Chicago native Demarius Reed.

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Several teammates from Eastern Michigan University traveled to the city to honor and remember slain EMU football player and Chicago native Demarius Reed.

Reed, 20, was found shot to death at an off-campus location last week. The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating the death as a homicide, and a reward for information that helps solve the case has been increased to $10,000.

Visitation for Reed was Friday in Chicago. Friends and loved ones paid their respects at Leak and Sons Funeral Chapel, at 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral will follow on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at Holy Temple Evangelistic Church of God in Christ, at 15912 Lincoln Ave., in Harvey.

Through the EMU Foundation, campus officials established the Demarius Reed Memorial Fund to help remember his legacy through student support or other programs on campus.

Reed was a wide receiver for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles. Players plan to wear a No. 2 decal on their helmets in Reed's honor when they take on the Northern Illinois University Huskies on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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