Father charged after boy, 4, fatally shoots neighbor, 6, with rifle

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Brandon Holt

6-year-old Brandon Holt was shot and killed by his 4-year-old neighbor. (Photo/Facebook)

Toms River, NJ (PIX11) – The father of a young boy who shot and killed his 6-year-old neighbor while playing with a gun was arrested and charged with several counts of endangerment, officials announced Monday afternoon.

Anthony Senatore, 33, had “multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children,” according to a statement from acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.  Senatore faces five charges of second-degree child welfare endangerment and one count of third-degree child welfare endangerment.

FULL COVERAGE: 4-year-old shoots 6-year-old dead

On April 8th, 6-year-old Brandon Holt was accidentally shot in the head by his 4-year-old neighborhood playmate.  Holt was pronounced dead at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police said the 4-year-old fired a .22 caliber rifle from 15 yards away at Holt, his friend, while the two were playing in his backyard.