Unfortunately, there’s sad and horrific news coming out of Ypslianti Friday afternoon.
Eastern Michigan confirmed earlier today that Eagles wide receiver Demarius Reed was the victim in an active homicide investigation. Reed’s body was found in the hallway of an off-campus apartment building at 7:15 a.m. ET this morning, Ypsilanti police said.
No details of what led to Reed’s alleged murder have been released, and no suspects are in custody. The YPD has asked the public for its help in the investigation.
The football program has yet to release a statement addressing the tragedy.
Reed had started all six games this season as a junior. He was fourth on the team with 15 receptions for 189 yards.
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Reed’s family and anyone else impacted by this senseless act of violence.
(Photo credit: EMU athletics)
UPDATED 1:11 p.m. ET: An Ypsilanti police detective told mlive.com that they believe the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.