The father of a toddler who discovered a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol” backpack and fatally shot his mom whereas she was on a Zoom call for work in Florida has been arrested, authorities mentioned. 

Veondre Avery, 22, was taken into custody by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the Altamonte Springs Police Department Tuesday. He is charged with manslaughter and failure to securely retailer a firearm in reference to the Aug. 11 dying of Shamaya Lynn, the Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office mentioned. 

The 2-year-old baby discovered the weapon and shot Lynn within the head, investigators mentioned. 

Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly left a loaded handgun inside a backpack, which was utilized by a 2-year-old baby who fatally shot his mom whereas she was on aa Zoom call for work. 
(Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)

One of the individuals on the Zoom call dialed 911 to report Lynn, 21, seemed to be in want of assist. The individual advised authorities she noticed the kid within the background and then heard a noise simply earlier than Lynn fell backward, police mentioned. 

Avery additionally referred to as 911 and begged responders to rush. 

“I literally just got home and I come in the room… (and) my girlfriend who was working on the computer, she’s just laid back and there’s blood everywhere,” Avery mentioned on the 911 call.

Patrols officers responded to the condominium and discovered Avery performing CPR on Lynn, authorities mentioned. She was pronounced useless on the scene. 

Investigators later decided the kid discovered the gun contained in the backpack, which was left on the ground of the couple’s bed room.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.