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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?


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