Northumberland County Coroner releases Sunbury suicide ID

SUNBURY – The man who was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head on Friday has been identified. Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley told WKOK that the man is 56-year-old Charles H. Bechtel of Millerstown. Kelley ruled the death to be a suicide. No further information was release by the coroner’s office.

The incident took place around 8am Friday as a woman was confronted by Bechtel as she arrived at work, and he shot her in the shoulder. The woman was taken to the hospital for her injuries, which were non-life-threatening.

Police say Bechtel is the woman’s estranged husband.

The shooting took place near the corner of N. Third Street and Arch Street. The Sunbury Police were assisted at the scene by the state police, Point Township and Northumberland Borough Police departments. (Christopher Elio)

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