As his 7-year-old daughter watched Tuesday from the front seat of his SUV, a police officer gunned down his ex-wife on the street in front of horrified witnesses, authorities said. Sgt. Philip Seidle, 51, of Neptune Township police has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering his daughter’s welfare in connection with the death of Tamara Seidle, also 51, said Mark LeMieux, first assistant prosecutor in Monmouth County, N.J. The couple, who divorced May 27, had nine children ranging in age from 7 to 24.
The fatal shooting began at about 11:30 a.m. ET when Seidle, who was off duty, chased his ex-wife as she was driving through the streets, LeMieux said.