ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida have arrested the daddy of a toddler who discovered a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol” backpack and fatally shot his mom whereas she was on a Zoom name for work.
Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with negligent manslaughter and unsafe storage of a firearm, Altamonte Springs police mentioned.
Investigators mentioned the 2-year-old found the gun within the backpack on Aug. 11 and fired a single shot that hit his mom, Shamaya Lynn, within the head.
A girl who additionally was on the Zoom name dialed 911, reporting that she heard a noise and noticed Lynn fall.
The co-worker didn’t understand how previous Lynn was or the place she lived, however in the meantime Avery additionally referred to as 911, begging responders to rush as he tried to assist Lynn.
“I actually simply bought residence and I come within the room… (and) my girlfriend who was engaged on the pc, she’s simply laid again and there’s blood in every single place,” Avery mentioned on the 911 name.
He informed the dispatcher that Lynn wasn’t respiration, and he couldn’t really feel her heartbeat. She was pronounced useless on the scene.
Authorities mentioned one other baby additionally was within the residence throughout the capturing.
The Seminole County State Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned Avery is being held with out bond. Information didn’t listing an legal professional who might converse on his behalf.