Georgia Police Chief 'Accidentally' Shoots Wife, He Thought Twice

A story out of Georgia shows that even the people we pay and trust to protect us can be irresponsible, or outright dangerous, with their firearms. Especially with their supposed loved ones.


In Peachtree City, a prosperous suburb of Atlanta, police chief William McCollom called 911 early New Year's Day to report he shot his wife. He is said to have reported accidentally shooting her twice, which begs some questions. She was soon airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports finding only one gunshot wound.

The county's district attorney has said he won't file charges until the Bureau gives him its report on the matter. For now, Chief McCollom has been placed on administrative leave. Tellingly, a Bureau spokesperson refused to comment on whether alcohol was involved in the incident, saying it was still under investigation. McCollom's wife remains in critical condition

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