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Houma pastor kills self after hitting boy with car

Last Modified: Friday, December 28, 2012 12:28 PM

HOUMA (AP) — Police say a 53-year-old Houma pastor killed himself after hitting a 7-year-old with his car.

Police tell The Courier Robert McGuire was driving near Hellier St. in Houma Wednesday when he hit the boy, who was riding a motor scooter, and left the scene.

McGuire was the pastor of Houma's Genesis Baptist Church.

Police say the boy, who they are not identifying, was knocked unconscious but woke up when officers arrived. The boy was treated at Terrebonne General Medical Center for bruises and a concussion but is recovering well.

Police say McGuire was found dead at his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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