Rally, vigil planned for slain Eastern Michigan University football player

Reward up to $10,000 in Demarius Reed's shooting death

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Students marched and rallied ahead of a candlelight vigil Thursday for slain Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

"Increase the Peace" events begin Thursday afternoon on its Ypsilanti campus.

The 20-year-old communications major from Chicago was shot multiple times last Friday in what police say may have been a robbery. The reward for information in the case has been doubled to $10,000.

On Wednesday, school President Susan Martin told students that representatives from the university, Ypsilanti police and the Washtenaw County sheriff's department could use joint patrols to increase off-campus safety.

Reed played in six games this season, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. Visitation for Reed is this Friday in Chicago. His funeral is Saturday in Harvey, Ill.

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