ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey police sergeant appeared in court Wednesday, a day after he allegedly shot and killed his ex-wife in front of one of their nine kids.
Neptune Sgt. Phillip Seidle is accused of running his ex-wife Tammy off the road Tuesday and then shooting her at point blank range with his service revolver in Asbury Park.READ MORE: Sen. Chuck Schumer Urges Feds To Release $5 Billion To Address Mental Health Problems Stemming From Pandemic
He was arrested after an intense standoff with police in front of the couple’s 7-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors say he fired the shots as their 7-year-old daughter sat in his car, CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported.
“Go over to her driver’s side of the window and fire inside that car not once, not twice but multiple, multiple times,” Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux said during Seidle’s arraignment.
Police responding to the scene were able to pull the child out after the next series of shots were fired, Sloan reported.
Witnesses captured the tragedy on video that CBS2 chose not to air.