Man shot dead in Clairton was former high school football great Armani Ford |

Man shot dead in Clairton was former high school football great Armani Ford

County detectives are investigating a fatal shooting on Vankirk Street in Clairton.

A 23-year-old man who was a former Clairton High School football star was shot and killed in Clairton on Friday evening, according to Allegheny County officials.

Police responded to the backyard of home on the 800 block of Vankirk Street in Clairton just after 6 p.m., where they found a man unresponsive after being shot.

He was publicly identified Saturday as Armani Ford.

Ford was a quarterback at Clairton High during the program’s 63-game winning streak. The Bears won four straight PIAA championships during his tenure, the last being the 2012 season.

He played on the same Clairton team as Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd.


County detectives are investigating Friday’s shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-833-255-8477.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar. Chris Harlan can be reached at [email protected]

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