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Tarpon Springs man accused of negligence in son's shooting of 3-year-old brother

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.

Tarpon Springs man accused of negligence in son's shooting of 3-year-old brother 08/04/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:06pm]
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