Father of Girl Slain on School Bus Dead in Apparent Suicide: Authorities

Armando Alexander Guzman was found dead in a car Thursday, the BSO said

Saturday, Dec 29, 2012  |  Updated 2:57 PM EDT
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Funeral Held for Girl Fatally Shot on Private School Bus

Family and friends gathered Monday afternoon for the funeral of Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, 13, who was fatally shot on a private school bus in Homestead last week. Relatives Waldermar Arent and Manny Torrez spoke about her, and State Rep. Kinney McGhee spoke about her mother.

Gun Forum at Palm Glades in Miami

Parents and children came together for a gun violence forum at Palm Glades Charter School, where shooting victim Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus attended. The forum was organized by State Representative Kionne McGhee.
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Authorities say the father of a 13-year-old girl who was fatally shot on a private school bus in Homestead last month is dead in an apparent suicide.

Armando Alexander Guzman, 34, was found dead in a car near Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

A witness called 911 after noticing a bullet hole in the car's window and a person inside, according to the BSO.

Guzman's daughter, 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, was shot in the 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 firearm, and prosecutors have said they plan to try him as an adult.

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