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The family of homicide victim Clarence McGregor described him Thursday as a tae kwon do black belt with a soft spot for animals. When he was 10, his mother said, he rescued a flock of ducks that had run into the middle of the street and ended up adopting one as a pet. When he was about 12, he scored first place in a national tae kwon do tournament in Florida, his family said, and took home a trophy taller than he was.
“He had a heart for animals,” said McGregor’s mother, Robin McGregor. “My son loved people, and he was very protective of those he loved.”
McGregor, 25, of Dorchester, was shot to death early Monday morning on Rosewood Street in Mattapan, along with his friend Teasia Montgomery, 28, of Medford.