Dad arrested after 4-year-old NJ boy accidentally shoots and kills playmate

Authorities say the father of a 4-year-old boy who shot and fatally wounded his 6-year-old playmate has been arrested and charged with having weapons accessible to children.

The Asbury Park Press reports that 33-year-old Anthony Senatore was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say on April 8 Senatore's son took a .22 caliber rifle from a bedroom and fired a single shot, fatally injuring neighbor Brandon Holt.

In addition to the rifle, four shotguns also were found in close proximity to ammunition and accessible to Senatore's three children.

Senatore has been charged with multiple counts of endangering the welfare of children and a charge of enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm.

He was released from Ocean County jail after posting $100,000 bail.