UNITED STATES – New gun drama in the United States. A 2-year-old killed his mother who was attending a Zoom meeting with a bullet to the head on August 11, leading to the arrest Tuesday October 13 in Florida of the father, accused of failing to put his gun out of reach of the toddler.
Veondre Avery, 22, charged with negligent manslaughter and failing to securely store his gun, has been taken into custody, police and a prosecutor said.
It was with his gun, which he had stored – loaded and without the safety catch – in a Paw Patrol backpack, a children’s television series, that their child killed Shamaya Lynn, a young woman of 21 years old, at their home.
“One of the girls passed out, she was bleeding. Her camera is on, her baby is crying in the back of the room, ”one of Shamaya Lynn’s colleagues described by phone to the operator of the emergency services, according to a recording of the call made public by the police and transcribed. by the newspaper Orlando Sentinel.
The date of the trial not yet fixed
Veondre Avery, who was absent during the incident, also contacted the emergency services on his return, begging them to “hurry”, the newspaper continued.
Police officers dispatched to the scene then discovered Veondre Avery trying to revive his partner in their apartment in Altamonte Springs, a town north of Orlando, Florida. But the death was pronounced shortly after by the paramedics.
The date of the trial has not yet been determined, said the press release from prosecutor Dan Faggard.
This type of drama is infamous in the United States. In late September, a 2-year-old boy also died in Texas after finding a loaded gun in a loved one’s backpack.
“Every year, in the United States, hundreds of children access loaded and unsecured guns” and fire involuntarily, according to a recent report by Everytown For Gun Safety, an association campaigning for better regulation of firearms. According to his count, these “unintentional shootings” of minors have caused 879 deaths since 2015 and 114 since January 1.
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