Salvation Army Major Killed in Front of His Kids

Police in Arkansas seek two men after Christmas Eve shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2009 4:27 PM CST
A file photo of a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – Police are looking for two men who shot and killed a Salvation Army major in front of his three young children outside the organization's community center in Arkansas. The men accosted Philip Wise and his children—ages, 4, 6, and 8—on Christmas Eve. One pulled a gun, demanded money, and then shot Wise, authorities say. Wise's wife, Cindy, also a major in the Salvation Army, was inside the center and called 911.

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