Incident

9-12-2016 Pennsylvania Quakertown 1-1

Location

September 12, 2016

2100 block of Kumry Road
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Geolocation: 40.414, -75.3982

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Benjamin Austin Smith
  • Age: 2
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Nicholas Wyllie
  • Age: 26
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child killed self

Notes

Nicholas Wyllie, 26, was arraigned 9/27/16 on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Recklessly Endangering. Sentence 2 yrs

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 45 Auto
  • Stolen: Not-stolen

District

Congressional District: 8