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Florida father charged months after child shot mother in Zoom call


Veondre Avery (Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida man has been arrested months after his 2-year-old shot his mother while she was on Zoom appeal after finding a loaded gun.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested on Tuesday for negligent homicide and dangerous storage of a gun after the shooting in Altamonte Springs in August.

The Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office said Avery’s 2-year-old son found the loaded gun in his “Paw Patrol” backpack on the bedroom floor he shared with her mother, Shamaya Lynn, 21.

The newspaper reports that police were called to an apartment complex after receiving a 911 call from a coworker who said they were on a Zoom call with Lynn.

The co-worker said she saw the 2-year-old girl in the background of the Zoom stream and heard a noise before seeing Lynn fall.

Avery returned home and found his girlfriend and told a 911 dispatcher that she was not breathing and that he could not feel her heart beating.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Avery is being held in the Seminole County Jail without bond, according to the Orlando Sentinel.