Two arrests made in shooting death of EMU's Demarius Reed

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Demarius Reed was killed in a possible robbery Oct. 18. (EMU Athletics)
Demarius Reed was killed in an alleged robbery Oct. 18. (EMU Athletics)
Police have made two arrests in the shooting death of Demarius Reed, the Eastern Michigan wide receiver found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in an apartment complex hallway Oct. 18.

EMU announced Monday that the arrests had been made, with one suspect arraigned Sunday and the other Monday. Neither the school nor the Ypsilanti (Mich.) Police Department have identified the suspects, but court records obtained by mlive.com and cited by the Associated Press name the suspects as Ed J. Thomas and Kristopher K. Pratt, both 20 and both of Detroit.

According to the records, both men have been charged with open murder, armed robbery, and other offenses. mlive.com reported that Pratt is also currently facing charges in Wayne County, Mich., for robbing a man of a pair of Air Jordans, then firing a single gunshot at him.

Ypsilanti PD is expected to release more information following the second arraignment.

Reed, 20, was a starting wideout for the Eagles who had totaled 185 receiving yards and a touchdown though six games of the 2013 season. A Chicago native and graduate of Simeon Career Academy, Reed was majoring in communications.

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