WSU Football Player Fatally Shot

DETROIT (WWJ) – A star Wayne State University football player has been shot to death in front of a downtown Detroit nightclub.

Police say Cortez Smith was shot early Friday morning, but didn’t release any details about the shooting.

Smith was a standout player for the Warriors: He was named Wayne State’s Defense Rookie of the Year during the 2010 season. He was a 2008 graduate of Cass Tech, where he was also an all-city and all-metro football player.

Police say one other person was seriously injured in the shooting.

  • HooDatIS?

    man this is tragic
    god bless the famiy
    stop the violence

  • Reward Offered In WSU Football Player’s Death « CBS Detroit

    […] Cortez Smith was shot twice during an argument between two groups of men about 11:30 p.m. on May 5 in the club’s parking lot at Larned and Shelby streets. A 25-year-old man was wounded. […]

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  • 2nd Man Sentenced In WSU Football Player’s Slaying « CBS Detroit

    […] Courtney “Cortez” Smith was gunned down at Club Envy in Detroit in May 2011 during an argument in the nightclub’s parking lot. A 25-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. […]

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