Cortez Smith fatally shot in parking lot

Updated: May 6, 2011, 11:07 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Authorities say a Wayne State junior cornerback has been fatally shot in a downtown Detroit parking lot.

Wayne State campus police chief Tony Holt said Cortez Smith was killed around 1 a.m. Friday near a popular nightclub. Holt says it wasn't clear if Smith was going to the club when the shooting occurred.

Police say a second person was wounded. No arrests have been made.

The Wayne State 2011 team roster lists Smith as a 2008 graduate of Detroit Cass Tech High School and an electrical engineering major. He was the team's defensive rookie of the year in 2010 and played in 11 games.

There was no answer Friday night at the school's athletic department offices.


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