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Armando Guzman, Father Of Slain Florida Girl Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, Commits Suicide: Cops

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Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, 13, was accidentally fatally shot by Jordyn Alexander Howe, 15, on a Homestead school bus.
Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, 13, was accidentally fatally shot by Jordyn Alexander Howe, 15, on a Homestead school bus.

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.

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