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Bedroom Negligence

“Who shot her?” the 911 dispatcher asked the 4:00 a.m. caller from Peachtree City, Ga. “Me,” the caller answered. “The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, put it aside and it went off.” And then it gets weird: “You’re the chief of police in Peachtree City?” the dispatcher asked. “Yeah, unfortunately,” replied William McCollom — since July. He had, he said, accidentally shot his wife, Margaret McCollom, 58, in the back while both were home in bed, sleeping early New Year’s morning. His wife was hospitalized in critical condition. The weapon was his service pistol, a Glock 9mm. McCollom, who is also 58, has been placed on administrative leave, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has stepped in to investigate the shooting. Mrs. McCollom is expected to survive. (RC/WSB Atlanta) ...The survival of Mr. McCollom’s career is much more in doubt.
Original Publication Date: 04 January 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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