Ypsilanti police: People heard gunshots on night football player was killed, but didn't call 911

Police say at least 6 people heard gunshots on night Demarius Reed was shot to death, but no one called 911

Published On: Oct 22 2013 10:41:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2013 10:44:34 PM EDT
YPSILANTI, Mich. -

Police investigating the murder of an Eastern Michigan University football player say people heard gunshots the night of the killing but no one called 911.

Demarius Reed was shot and killed in his off-campus apartment last week. Investigators believe he was the victim of a robbery.

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On Tuesday evening, during a community meeting to discuss crime on and near the Ypsilanti campus, police said people are ignoring what's happening around them.

"No less than six people heard what they described as gunshots and no one called police," said Ypsilanti Interim Police Chief Tony DeGuisti. "We also learned that there was a large, loud party in the parking lot. Again, no one called police."

Reed's teammates will be attending his funeral on Saturday in his hometown near Chicago.

His killer remains on the loose.