Authorities make an arrest following the death of Travis Rudolph's father

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Published: Apr. 25, 2017 at 11:14 PM EDT
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By: Alicia Turner

April 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- An arrest has been made after a the father of a former Florida State wide receiver was killed in a shooting.

36-year-old Paul Senat is now behind bars, facing manslaughter charges for the death of Darryl Rudolph, the father of former FSU football player Travis Rudolph.

It's a story impacting the FSU family, and the entire football community.

Senat, of Lantana, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting of Darryl Rudolph. Rudolph was shot Friday, while making repairs at a south Florida strip club. Investigators believe Senat was moving a gun in another room when it fired, and struck Rudolph. Authorities are still calling it an accidental shooting.

The manager of the nightclub where it all happened says he's still in shock.

"Basically they all know it's a big accident. It's just an unfortunate thing that's happening," said Shaun Khan, Sugar Daddy Manager.

This shooting coming just days before Rudolph was anticipating what may be the biggest day of his life, hearing his name called in the NFL draft.

You may remember a social media post going viral last year after Travis Rudolph ate lunch with an autistic student here in Tallahassee. Many people are now reaching out to Rudolph via social media, this time sending prayers and condolences. ESPN says Rudolph's father was a youth coach in south Florida, adding that he was a father figure to many other boys.