The mother of a Florida pupil taking her first day of online lessons was killed while her 10-year old was doing a zoom call with her class, police say.
The shooting occurred on Tuesday at 08:00 local time (13:00GMT) in Indian Town, Florida, and was witnessed by five other children in the home.
According to investigations the girl’s teacher heard arguing and was able to mute before the fatal shots were fired.
The suspect, Donald Williams, 27 was arrested after fleeing on a bicycle.
Maribel Rosado Morales, 32, was killed in front of four of her own children and two young cousins, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
The girl who attends Warfield Elementary School, was taking her first day of online classes after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools in the area to turn to online learning, Florida is one of the worst-hit states the US with over 542,000 infections.
In a Press Conference, Sheriff William Snyder said Mr Williams had gone to the home to confront his ex-girlfriend about a facebook video.
Mr Williams was arrested by a swat team who happened to be training in the area at the time.
According to the Sheriff, he has already given a full confession.