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Salvation Army major shot dead in front of 3 children

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | December 24, 2009 at 8:34 p.m.

A Salvation Army major was fatally shot in front of his three children Thursday afternoon as he walked into the the organization's community center in North Little Rock, authorities said.

Around 4 p.m., two black men dressed in black approached Philip Wise, 40, of Maumelle outside the community center at 1505 W. 18th St., Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper said.

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Wise’ children — ages 4, 6, and 8 — were walking with him when the men came up to them, police said. His wife, Cindy, also a major in the Salvation Army, was inside the center at the time and called 911.

One of the men pulled a gun, demanded money and then shot Wise, police said.

Police ask that anyone with information contact them at 758-1234.

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Chad Day of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contributed to this article.


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