Read time: 1 minute

Georgia Police Chief Accidentally Shoots His Wife

Margaret McCollum remains in critical condition.
Georgia Police Chief Accidentally Shoots His Wife

Well, 2015 is starting with a bang. For real, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Police chief William McCollom, called 911 shortly after 4 a.m. to report that he’d accidentally shot his wife, said GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang.

Margaret McCollom, 58, was airlifted from her home on Autumn Leaf to Atlanta Medical Center where she was in critical condition Thursday evening.

The shot was fired from the chief’s service weapon, which Peachtree City police Lt. Mark Brown identified as a Glock 17 9 millimeter.

The police chief, who in cooperating with the investigation, was questioned by the GBI on Thursday. Later in the day, he went to the hospital to be with his wife, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation due to the husband of the victim being the Peachtree City Chief of Police,” Brown said.

I can't imagine the circumstances surrounding an incident like this. She got up for a snack and he mistook her for an intruder? How does this happen?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team