BRONX, NEW YORK (PIX11)– Neighbors of 33-year-0ld Denny Pantoja are speaking out on his behalf. Pantoja was arrested when his 5-year-old son shot himself in the shoulder.
Pantoja is facing gun and child endangerment charges.
But neighbors do not fault the father of two for owning a gun, they say everyone has the right to protect themselves and their family.
The boy is in critical condition.
He is set to be arraigned Saturday evening.