Originally posted on CBS New York:
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The lawyer for the New Jersey man whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot and killed a 6-year-old playmate said his client is cooperating.
Attorney Robert Ebberup released a statement Wednesday in which he criticized the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for arresting his client in front of his family while they ate dinner Monday.
Ebberup said had they been warned, 33-year-old Anthony Senatore would have made arrangements to voluntarily turn himself in to face charges of child endangerment and enabling access by a minor to a loaded firearm.
Brandon Holt, 6, was shot in the head by Senatore’s son after the younger boy went into his home on McCormick Avenue in Toms River and somehow got his hands on a .22-caliber rifle. Though authorities said they are not sure how the 4-year-old obtained the gun, sources told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan last month that the boy found…
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