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Melvin Bryant Jr. Found Shot to Death at Antioch Apartment on New Year’s Eve

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A man found shot to death in his Antioch apartment on New Year’s Eve has been identified as 30-year-old Melvin Bryant Jr., a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said today. Police said officers responded around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday to several reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of L Street, where they found Bryant suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said investigators interviewed witnesses at the scene and recovered a handgun. The coroner’s office and police are working to determine whether Bryant was murdered, a coroner’s deputy said.

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