This New Year’s Day at about 4:15 a.m., Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called 9-11 and said he accidentally shot his 58-year-old wife while moving a handgun that was on their bed.
In a recording of the 9-11 call, McCollom spoke calmly, telling a dispatcher he needed medical help his wife’s gunshot which he suggested was accidental. His wife could be heard hysterically crying in the background.
“Who shot her?” the dispatcher asked.
“Me,” McCollom replied. “The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, and I put it to the side and it went off.”
“Oh my God,” the police chief can be heard saying. “How the hell did this happen?”
From the Huffington Post:
GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said McCollom has been cooperative with investigators. Authorities plan to interview his wife when her condition improves. Police have not charged McCollom with any crimes. Peachtree City officials placed him on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Watch a report on the story from ABC News below: