Authorities arrested a father in Florida whose toddler found his handgun stored in a 'Paw Patrol' backpack and used it to kill their mother

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In August, a toddler killed his mother in Florida while she was on Zoom.

An investigation revealed that the handgun was found unattended on the ground, in a backpack called "Paw Patrol".

The gun's owner was arrested by police. He faces a manslaughter accusation.

Florida police arrested a father who found a loaded gun inside his "Paw Patrol-themed" backpack. He then shot and killed his mother Shamaya Lynn on a work call.

Veondre Avery was arrested by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. He was charged with manslaughter as well as failure to secure a firearm during the August shooting.

A Florida state attorney for the 18th circuit investigated and found that the gun was Avery's. He had left the backpack with the firearm on the ground, but it was not secured before he left his home.

"While AVERY was away from the home, Lynn had been on a video conference call with coworkers," stated the state attorney for 18th judicial Circuit's office in a release. Unknown to Lynn, their 2-year old child had taken possession of the firearm and moved to a position behind Lynn, firing one shot at her.

Lynn's conference call coworker was the one who reported the incident to 911.

The coworker on the phone said, "I don’t know where I should start." "One of the girls was in pain and had just passed out. The camera is on her. She is crying in the back.

After finding his girlfriend's body at home, Avery called 911. However, it was too late. Lynn was declared dead on the spot.

According to The Washington Post Avery could face up to 15 years imprisonment for the homicide conviction, as well as a $10,000 penalty and 15 years probation.

Avery is currently being held in Seminole County Jail. He is not being released on bond. The case has yet to be tried.

Insider has the original article.

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