By Will Maule , Author, December 31, 2019
The daughter of a church deacon who was gunned down at the weekend has chosen to forgive her father’s killer.
Anton “Tony” Wallace, a 64-year-old registered nurse, was shot dead at West Freeway Church of Christ Sunday after an armed man entered the church and opened fire on parishioners. Wallace’s life was cruelly taken as he served communion to his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
His daughter Tiffany Wallace told NBC News that the church would have looked to welcome the disturbed gunman with open arms if he was in need. “Food, shelter, we would give it to him — whatever he needed,” she said.
Spotting the man enter the church wearing a fake beard, Tiffany said that she simply thought “‘Hey, he’s a visitor, probably looking for new church home.’” Moments later, with a communion tray in-hand, her father was senselessly shot dead.