Incident

6-18-2017 Pennsylvania Saylorsburg 1-1

Location

June 18, 2017

Chestnuthill Township
500 block of Ash Lane
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
Geolocation: 40.9696, -75.3767

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Bentley Thomas Koch
  • Age: 4
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Family
  • Name: Ryan P. Koch
  • Age: 21
  • 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

40.967482, -75.381572 ; Child's father Ryan Patrick Koch, 21, arrested on invol manslaughter & endangerment 10/10/17.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 17
State Senate District: 40
State House District: 176