The owner of a gun that was used by a toddler who fatally shot their mother while she was on a Zoom call has been arrested in Altamonte Springs.

Seminole County deputies arrested the child’s father Veondre Avery on Tuesday, just over two months after Shamaya Lynn, 21, was fatally shot.

Officials said the toddler discovered the gun, which ended up going off while Lynn was on a Zoom call with fellow employees, in the couple’s Altamonte Springs home, News6 reported.

Another caller dialed 911 and reported hearing a noise before Lynn started falling backward. When cops came, they discovered Avery trying to perform CPR on Lynn, according to prosecutors.

Officers didn’t actually say where the toddler discovered the gun, only that it was unsecured and readily available inside the apartment where the shooting occurred. However, according to a press release from the State Attorney’s Office of Seminole and Brevard Counties, the child discovered the gun on the inside of a “Paw Patrol” school bag.

Police say a woman killed by toddler while on Zoom was a preventable tragedy


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