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Peachtree City Police Chief shooting turned over to D.A.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- More than a month after the police chief in Peachtree City called 911 to say he'd shot his wife, the case is now before the District Attorney. The GBI has been spearheading the investigation and confirmed the case was turned over to the Feyette County District Attorney Friday afternoon.

According to the GBI, Chief William E. McCollom called 911 on January 1st after he accidentally shot his wife. According to that call, he shot her in the back while they were in the couple's bedroom. Maragret McCollom was originally hospitalized in serious condition, but improved and was released January 12.

She told GBI investigators she was asleep when the shooting occurred and could not provide any more information. She did state she believes is was all an accident.

Shortly after the shooting, District Attorney Scott Ballard told 11Alive News it's possible charges could be filed even if the shooting is ruled an accident.

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