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Fayetteville man charged in shooting death of his daughter

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Oct 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-20 21:04:12-04

Fayetteville, Nc. – A North Carolina man was charged and arrested today in connection with the shooting death of his two-year-old daughter, police said.

According to Fayetteville police, Melvin Andre Clark Jr., 19, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police say Clark left a loaded .22 semi-automatic pistol under the living room couch where his daughter, Samarri Tyana Beauford, was playing. Samarri found the gun and accidentally shot herself.

She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, where she later died.

Clark was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center Sunday evening under a $50,000 secured bond.