Ga. woman shot in the back by her police chief husband is reportedly paralyzed

Georgia Police Chief's Wife Heard Moaning On 911 Call After He Shot Her


The Georgia woman shot early New Year's Day by her police chief husband is reportedly paralyzed.

Maggie McCollom, wife of Peachtree City top cop William McCollom, has been told by doctors that she is paralyzed from the waist down, according to Atlanta television station WSB.

William McCollom told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot her in the back just before 4:00 a.m. January 1 while moving his service weapon from the bed, according to audio of the call made public earlier this month.

No explanation has been given as to why the handgun was in the bed.

The extent of the woman's injuries had not previously been disclosed.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agents have been investigating the incident and have interviewed both husband and wife.

Maggie McCollom was sleeping when the gun went off.

The ailing woman told investigators during an interview last week from her hospital bed that she believes the incident was an accident, according to various reports.

The GBI has not publicly spoken about where it believes the investigation will head.

But a senior official with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council told the station that criminal charges are not out of the realm of possibility.

"If he's charged with a felony, then it would result in an immediate suspension of his certification," Ken Vance, the group's executive direct, explained to WSB.

The investigation remains ongoing.
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