The man from Florida, 23, accidentally shoots his roommate while “playing with a firearm”
- Anthonny Mendez, 23, from Kissimmee, Florida, was arrested after accidentally shooting his roommate, according to the Sheriff’s Office of Osceola County
- Authorities were called to a house on Pickering Drive in Kissimmee in the Sherwood Forrest RV community on Friday based on a report
- Upon arrival, officers said they had found the shooting victim, Savannah Leigh Threatts
- Officers who arrested Mendez said he “neglected to use a firearm and eventually shot her”
- Mendez, also accused of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of the probation service, is detained in Osceola County jail
A 23-year-old man in Florida was arrested after allegedly shooting his roommate while “neglecting a firearm.”
Anthonny Mendez has been charged with manslaughter in the Savannah Leigh Threatts shooting in Kissimmee on Friday, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office of Osceola County posted on social media.
Officers had been called to a home on Pickering Drive in the Sherwood Forrest RV resort community on a Friday shooting report.
Anthonny Mendez, 23, was charged with shooting a roommate and friend, Savannah Leigh Threatts, in Kissimmee on Friday
Savannah Leigh Threatts is depicted from a post on social media. She was found shot by officers who responded to a report from a shooting in Kissimmee on Friday
The officers said that on arrival Threatts had already died.
Authorities did not state where she was shot. They also did not say what type of weapon was used, or whether it was recovered.
Researchers dropped on the scene after the fatal shooting, WESH reports.
Several Sheriff’s office vehicles were parked outside a pastel-green house in the recreational vehicle community.
Crime scene tape was visible, wrapped from the mirror of a car parked in the driveway to the rain gutters of the house to prevent anyone from entering or leaving the house while an investigation was underway.
Mendez was also accused of possession of a firearm by a convicted criminal and violation of probation.
The assistant sheriff of a sheriff leaned against a car window and held a cell phone that took pictures or revealed something on the screen.
The sheriff’s office vehicles were outside a pastel-green house on Friday in the Sherwood Forrest RV community in Kissimmee, where Savannah Leigh Threatts was shot dead
Crime scene tape was visibly tied to the house where Savannah Leigh Threatts was fatally shot on Friday in the Sherwood Forrest RV resort community in Kissimmee
A sheriff’s assistant sheriff leaned against a car window for a patrol and held a cell phone that took pictures or revealed something on the screen to an unknown passenger in the back seat
It was not clear whether it was Mendez who was sitting in the back seat of the car.
He was taken to Osceola County prison, the sheriff’s office said.
Mendez was detained on zero bond, awaiting his first appearance on the accusations he is facing.
A woman who said she was related to Threats in a social media post mourned her death.
An image of Savannah Leigh Threatts posted on social media to mourn her loss after she was shot by officers who responded to a report from a shooting in Kissimmee on Friday
Savannah Leigh Threatts poses at a television with a scene from a Harry Potter film in a social media image after she was found shot by officers who responded to a report of a shooting in Kissimmee on Friday
An image of Savannah Leigh Threatts on social media that mourns her loss, shows her sitting at a dining table
The woman had posted various images of Threats on Facebook.
In the mail she writes a message to an uncle ‘to keep your head straight’.
One of the images shows Threatts smiling while a television plays a scene from a Harry Potter film.
Threats seem to be at a dining table in a different image.
The woman who posted the images did not respond immediately when DailyMail.com contacted.