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COPY-Deputies: Man killed himself after accidentally shooting friend

Associated Press - June 27, 2007 12:44 PM ET

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) - Polk County authorities say a distraught man apparently shot himself in the head after accidentally shooting his friend.

Paramedics found Luis Evelio Espitia-Castaneda dead and his friend, Andres Lafaurie, wounded outside a Davenport home last night.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Espitia-Castaneda was apparently showing a pistol to Lafaurie when it accidentally went off. The bullet hit Lafaurie in the spine. Espitia-Castaneda then fatally shot himself in the head.

Lafaurie is being treated at a hospital.

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