ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An 18-year-old Ann Arbor high school student was shot and killed Tuesday outside an apartment complex in broad daylight.
Jordan Klee wore No. 42 on Pioneer High School's varsity football team. He had just entered his senior year when friends said he started attending classes less and less.
"He was drifting this year," a friend said.
Right after dismissal Tuesday, the body of an 18-year-old boy turned up on a path right outside Lorenzo Patterson's apartment complex on the city's west side.
"It's scary to think about it was right there," Patterson said. "What if (it) was me?"
Patterson said it's scary to know someone shot his classmate and left him for dead. Police still don't know why the shooting happened.
Investigation revealed a maintenance worker found Klee on the dirt path around 3 p.m. Tuesday. It's believed that Klee was laying there for a few hours before anyone found him.
Original report: Ann Arbor police: Maintenance worker found student's body; homicide investigation underway
Patterson said he wondered who was killed, but when he arrived at school, teachers informed everyone about Klee's death.
"There were counselors open," Patterson said. "A lot of people were shocked and crying."
The violent ending to the young life has left Pioneer senior realizing life truly is precious.
"It's really scary to know that someone can do that to an innocent life," Carrie Duerksen said.
Police are still looking for whoever is responsible for the killing. There are no cameras on the path, so police need people in the area to help find information.
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