On October 7, Assistant State Attorney Dan Faggard accused Veondre Avery of killing and failing to secure a firearm in connection with the death of Shaya Lynn at the couple’s home on August 11, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Lynn, 21, was at a video conference with a co-worker when she was shot in the head, the Altamonte Springs Police Department said. According to police, the caller called 911 after seeing a small child in the back and hearing a noise before Lynn fell back and did not return the call.
Avery appeared for the first time in court Wednesday and is being held without bond, court records show. His next court hearing was scheduled for May 23. According to you Seminole Clerk of the Court website, Avery did not find a lawyer.
Altamonte Springs Police found evidence that Avery’s remaining gun was carried in a child’s “Paw Patrol” bag under the couple’s bedroom.
Police said Avery was not at home at the time of the shooting, a political attorney said, and evidence from the court was “clear” that the teenager held an independent weapon.