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Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident
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Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The wife of Peachtree City's police chief told investigators that she believes her husband accidentally shot her.

Authorities say Margaret McCollom was shot by her husband, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

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Margaret McCollom, whose condition was upgraded from serious to fair condition on Sunday, told Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents that she was asleep when the shooting occurred and couldn't provide any more information. She did state that she believes it was an accident.

In a call to 911, William McCollom told a dispatcher that he shot his wife in the back as he moved his gun.

GBI officials say that Chief McCollom has been cooperating with the investigation. No charges have been filed.

Once the GBI investigation has been completed, it will be turned over to Fayette County's district attorney.

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