Kristopher Pratt, one of two suspects accused in the murder of Eastern Michigan University football player Kristopher Pratt, is expected in court Friday for a preliminary exam.

20-year- old Pratt and 20-year-old Ed Thomas are charged with Demarius Reed's murder. Reed, 20, was a standout wide receiver on the university's football team.

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Pratt was arrested Nov. 2 after allegedly stealing a pair of new tennis shoes from a man outside Eastland Mall. He is accused of firing a shot at the man, who was not hurt.

Harper Woods police arrested Pratt and recovered a 9 mm handgun. Court records show Michigan State Police have test-fired a handgun believed to be involved in Reed’s murder.

-- Demarius Reed