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20-year-old Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed, was found shot to death Friday in an off-campus apartment building in what authorities said was a homicide.

Police were investigating the slaying of junior which was discovered a day before a home game against Ohio University, which will still be played as scheduled.

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

The school said, “Grief counselors met Friday with Reed’s teammates, other students and faculty. The campus community was to receive updates on the slaying Friday afternoon during a forum at the Student Center Auditorium”.

Police Sgt. Thomas Eberts told the Ann Arbor News that Reed’s body was found by his roommate about 7:15 a.m. in a hallway of the apartment building.