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This undated photo provided by Eastern Michigan University athletics department shows college football player Demarius Reed. Reed was found shot to death early Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, and authorities have launched an off-campus homicide investigation. Ypsilanti Police Sgt. Thomas Eberts tells the Ann Arbor News that a man's body was found in the hallway of an apartment complex about 7:15 a.m. by his roommate. The victim appeared to have been shot to death.  (AP Photo/Eastern Michigan University Athletics Department)

This undated photo provided by Eastern Michigan University athletics department shows college football player Demarius Reed. Reed was found shot to death early Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, and authorities have launched an off-campus homicide investigation. Ypsilanti Police Sgt. Thomas Eberts tells the Ann Arbor News that a man's body was found in the hallway of an apartment complex about 7:15 a.m. by his roommate. The victim appeared to have been shot to death. (AP Photo/Eastern Michigan University Athletics Department)

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