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Topic - Joe L. Reed
Demarius Reed played prep football at Chicago's Simeon Academy, carefully avoiding any run-ins with the gangs on the city's South Side.
Investigators say Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed was shot multiple times in what may have been a robbery.
"He was an outgoing, beautiful kid. He wasn't associated with no gang or anything," Joe L. Reed said.
Joe L. Reed said he found irony in the tragedy of his grandson's slaying: Demarius was able to survive the dangerous streets of Chicago only to become a victim in an off-campus apartment building in the perceived safety of a university community.