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Duquesne man shot, killed in McKeesport

Allegheny County Police told Channel 11 News they are actively working to piece together what led to the deadly shooting of Bryant Boyd, 64. Boyd was fatally shot in McKeesport on Thursday morning.

Friends of Boyd’s told Channel 11 they are puzzled by what happened.

“Six-five, 300 pounds solid as a rock, and with a heart to match,” said Hussein Washington.

Washington and victim Bryant Boyd, or “Big B” as his loved ones called him, had been friends for 20 years. The two were part of a car club and even had matching Buick LeSabre, one green and the other blue.

“This Sunday, Father’s Day would be his first ride out with us,” Washington explained.

Washington described his friend as a genuinely good person, a dad and grandfather. He told us he had just spoken with him yesterday evening.

“His last words to me were, he is going to go get something to eat, ‘The big guy has to eat.’ He went to one of his favorite places to get something to eat,” Washington said.

Boyd promised his friend he would call when he returned home, but that call never came. According to police, he was shot and killed just before 1 a.m. outside of Cal’s Cantina Bar and Grill in McKeesport.

“This is so hard to experience this and lose a friend like him,” Washington said.

Washington said he won’t have his friend by his side during this weekend’s Father’s Day ride, but he will forever be in his heart.

“We know where he is, and I will see him again,” he said.

Police are still actively investigating and have not named any suspects.

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