16-year-old Yaredh Gaudier, of Orange City, Florida was with friends at the Volusia County library on November 15th, examining a .38 special handgun when he unintentionally discharged the gun. Yaredh was shot in the head and died later of his injuries.
Police now reveal that the gun was stolen from the car of the wife of Pine Ridge High School's football coach. One of the teens who was with Yaredh when he was shot told police that he and another friend acted as lookouts while Yaredh went into the unlocked car. He found the loaded, unlocked gun in the glove compartment of the car.
The next day, the teens took the gun into the woods and shot a few rounds and then went to the library where the shooting occurred.
The gun belonged to Shantita Subert-Odom's husband. She told reporters that they kept the gun in her car for protection and that neither she or her husband even realized the gun had been stolen.
When asked if she felt any responsibility for the shooting Subert-Odom responded, "I don't...well, as far as feeling at fault, I hate that the gun came from my vehicle. There's nothing we can do about it now but I pray for his family and I hope they find peace."
Police said the gun was stolen more than 10 years ago and the Odoms inherited it from Odom's mother.