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Child Dies of Gunshot Wound in Milford Twp.

September 12, 2016

Contact: Matthew Weintraub, 215.340.8159, mdweintraub@buckscounty.org

Pennsylvania State Police and Bucks County Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a toddler this morning at a private residence in Milford Township, Bucks County.

Troopers from the state police barracks in Dublin were dispatched at 11:05 a.m. to 2190 Kumry Road for the report of a gunshot wound to a two-year-old child. There the troopers met responders from the Trumbauersville Fire Company and St. Luke’s University Health Network EMS.

The child was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Quakertown campus, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Benjamin Austin Smith, DOB 4/15/2014, son of Nicholas Wyllie. The home at 2190 Kumry Road is owned by Bob and Joan Rothman, the child’s paternal grandparents.

An investigation into the shooting is continuing. 

1 Comment

  1. 1 Annie Hayes 03 Jan
    No one has heard since September regarding the outcome of this tragedy.  Did this man get off with a slap on the wrist?  What about that 2 year old little boy whose life was taken away by a careless father who was told to put his guns away?  The one article read that he wanted nothing to do with that child. But, had the audacity to file emergency custody papers?  He needs to man up and accept the consequences of his actions!  A real father would have made safety of his child the number one concern and locked up his gun as well as been more attentive to what his child was up to instead of napping .So far, there has been absolutely NO justice for lBenjamin Smith!   What a crying shame,  a little inoscen life gone  and an idiot of a father out free on parole.  If he was  "Man" enough for the Military, he is "Man" enough for jail.  Tell him to wipe away the tears,  they aren't for Benjamin.  They are for himself  and the possible loss of his freedom.

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