Authorities: Father of slain girl commits suicide

Posted at: 12/28/2012 4:37 PM
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(AP) LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. - Authorities say the father of a 13-year-old girl who was fatally shot on a school bus in South Florida last month is dead in an apparent suicide.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said 34-year-old Armando Alexander Guzman was found dead in a car near Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A witness called 911 after noticing a bullet hole in the car’s window and a person inside.

Guzman’s daughter, 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, was shot in neck on the way to school in Homestead on Nov. 20.

Authorities say a 15-year-old student pulled a gun from his backpack and fired it. Eight other children, including Guzman’s 7-year-old sister, were not harmed. The student is charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed weapon.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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