Monday, February 21, 2011

Florida pastor unintentionally shoots and kills himself

64-year-old Pastor John Bartha died at his home Saturday night while a gun he was handling unintentionally discharged. Bartha was shot in the chest and died a short time later.
Bartha was the pastor at the Ruskin United Methodist Church in Ruskin, Florida. He was a veteran of the Vietnam was and an avid outdoorsman who was familiar with guns. Investigators have not released the type of gun involved in the shooting but believe that Bartha was moving when the gun went off. Bartha is survived by his wife of 37 years, three children and two grandchildren.
Ohh shoot.


Ruskin Moving Service said...

If he was handling a gun and it discharged, how did it kill him? This must be one of the saddest ways to go. I wish sincere condolences to his wife, children, and grankids.

Anonymous said...

He was returning the firearm into the gun safe.

--his son