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The father of a child who fatally shot his mother on a Zoom call with colleagues has been charged in the case.


Prosecutors say 22-year-old Vondre Avery is facing manslaughter and failure to safely store a firearm charges. He is accused of failing to securely possess a gun after his 2-year-old son found a gun and shot 21-year-old Shamaya Lun in the head at their home on August 11.

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Altamonte Springs Police said they received information from a witness who was on a video conference call with Lynn when she suddenly fell backwards and was no longer responding. Patrol officers arrived at the Oaks in Spring Valley apartment, where they found Avery performing CPR on Lynn, who had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head. EMS pronounced Lin dead on the spot.

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Police say Avery’s gun was loaded and left unsupervised in a child’s “Paw Patrol” bag on the couple’s bedroom floor. While he was out of the house, Lin was on a video conference call with coworkers.

Unbeknownst to him, his son found the gun, went after Lynn, and fired a single shot.

Avery was arrested on Tuesday and held in the Seminole County Jail without bond. No trial date has been set.