CLEARWATER — A Tarpon Springs man is accused of culpable negligence, five months after his 6-year-old son accidentally shot his 3-year-old brother with a handgun.
Rockny G. Carpio, 35, was arrested Tuesday and released on $2,000 bail. Carpio was living in Clearwater when the shooting occurred.
Here's what Clearwater police say happened:
On Feb. 20, Carpio's 6-year-old son found a semiautomatic gun in the father's bedroom. The child accidentally fired the gun, hitting his 3-year-old brother in the chest.
The 3-year-old survived.
A police investigation found several unsecured firearms around the Clearwater home. The 6-year-old said he learned how to put a round in the chamber by watching Carpio.