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Some neighbors defend dad of 5-year-old boy who shot himself with gun

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-24 00:44:35-05

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.