The 4-year-old son of a Freemansburg (PA) Firefighter died Sunday after an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound. Bentley Thomas Koch, 4, tragically died after shooting himself. The child, who lived in the home, was found by family members at around 1100 hours.
Our sincere condolences to Firefighter Lexie Antonini for this horrible loss.
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An online fundraiser is attempting to collect $5,000 to pay for the boy’s funeral expenses. The fundraiser lists the child’s father as Ryan Koch. Whatever you can donate will greatly matter.
Pennsylvania State Police said the weapon was recovered but it won’t be known until at least after the autopsy how the child got hold of the gun.