Father arrested in case of US toddler who shot mom dead on Zoom

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Miami (AFP) – The father of a two-year-old child who fatally shot his mother in the head while she was on a Zoom meeting, has been arrested in Florida for failing to keep the gun out of the toddler’s reach. Veondre Avery, 22, who was charged with manslaughter and failure to securely store a firearm, was taken into custody on Tuesday, police and a prosecutor said. Avery had stored the gun — loaded and without the safety on — in a backpack themed with the children’s television series “Paw Patrol.” The boy’s 21-year-old mother, Shamaya Lynn, was shot in their home on August 11 with a single bul…

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