Charges filed against father of toddler who fatally shot mom on Zoom call

Charges filed against father of toddler who fatally shot mom on Zoom call


The father of a toddler who fatally shot his mother at their Florida home as she was on a Zoom call with coworkers has been charged in the case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Veondre Avery, 22, is facing charges of manslaughter and failure to securely store a firearm after his 2-year-old son found his gun and shot the 21-year-old mother, Shamaya Lynn, in the head on Aug. 11, according to the Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office.

The baby found Avery’s firearm inside of a child’s “Paw Patrol” backpack that was on the couple’s bedroom floor, prosecutors said.

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Stunned colleagues of Lynn witnessed the shooting and one of them called 911.

Avery, who was not there at the time, arrived home shortly after and also frantically

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