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Demarius Reed death called homicide

Updated: October 18, 2013, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Demarius Reed played prep football at Chicago's Simeon Academy, carefully avoiding any run-ins with the gangs on the city's South Side.

He left his hometown to play ball at Eastern Michigan, where he was a Communication, Media and Theater arts major. But the 20-year-old receiver dreamed of playing professional football before he was found shot to death Friday in what police believe was a robbery.

Joe L. Reed said he found irony in the tragedy of his grandson's slaying: ...

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