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Georgia police chief calls 911 to report he accidentally shot his wife — twice

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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
He sounds calm but intentional or not he was probably freaking out.


Maybe. He sounds more unconcerned to flat affect-y to me.

It would have been much more cool if he'd stopped in the middle of the call and mocked her moaning, or maybe said "It lays there quiet on the floor or else it gets the Glock some more"




posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

I used to keep my snuggle Glock on one of the side tables until I had the epiphany (a long time ago) that I might accidentally have some crazy ass dream and grab the thing. It stays in the drawer and doesn't have a round in the chamber now. I'm a fairly light sleeper, there's no way I wouldn't wake up from the dog howling, or a door being kicked in, and I don't bolt awake groggy.

I think it's bizarre some people will sleep with a gun under the pillow.

Laughed at rule 34. Dragons and cars.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

He did sound kinda flat affect-y.

You need to stop making me laugh. I feel bad.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1

I will be irritated if he doesn't get charged with some form of negligence.


Hey, if he "made sure that policies, procedures and precautions were being taken..." when he shot her, then he's covered under the aegis of cop.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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There are some glaring inconsistencies in his 911 call.

first he says....




“The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, put it to a side, then it went off,” he said. He identifies himself as the chief of police almost two minutes into the call.


and later....




Shortly afterwards, the dispatcher instructs him to put a cloth on his wife’s wound and apply pressure. McCollum tells her that he was asleep at the time of the shooting. He also asks, “How the hell did this happen?”


I hope she recovers ....and tells us what really happened.


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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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He asks "how did this happen?", because there was 1 in the chamber dumbass..and ..saftey off?, not sure how it works in a Glok.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

No, he says everyone else was asleep. At least I'm pretty sure. I've listened to the call 3+ times and am almost positive he corrects either himself or the dispatcher.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Glocks have passive safeties. There is no safety switch. Similar to a revolver.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
He asks "how did this happen?", because there was 1 in the chamber dumbass..and ..saftey off?, not sure how it works in a Glok.


Well, I asked that, too. "how DID that happen" is a real puzzler for me.

Not much point in carrying a Glock 17 without a round in the chamber - there's no exposed hammer, and if you're using it as a home-defense weapon, you mightn't want to cycle the action when someone's about the house.

THAT SAID, it's tough to accidentally fire a Glock, because they've got this trigger-squeeze safety that oughtn't let it go off if jarred, dropped, or the like. You have to exert a direct backward pull on the trigger with a major portion of your fingertip to get the thing to fire. I'm puzzled how you'd pick it up to put it on the nightstand or whatever and set it off, unless you stuck your finger in the trigger guard and squeezed. Which violates the booger hook rule.
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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: olaru12



No, he says everyone else was asleep. At least I'm pretty sure. I've listened to the call 3+ times and am almost positive he corrects either himself or the dispatcher.


Listen to it again, at 4:08 the dispacher asked him if he was asleep when it happened and he said "yes"

Everyone else was asleep??? they were the only two people in the house. unless.....
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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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Ok, I figured something like a grip safety..I figured it takes just a bit of effort to fire.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
Ok, I figured something like a grip safety..I figured it takes just a bit of effort to fire.


It looks a little like a double trigger. Hard to explain unless you've seen one. You'd have to stick your finger in the trigger guard to fire it, and it's got a somewhat long feeling trigger pull, at least to me.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I feel very uneasy with that gun pointing at the handsome kitty.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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^^
..lol

Ok I see, interesting..thanks.
It does look like it would not be the easiest thing to fire accidentaly..I think thats what this is(accident) but its weird..sleepwaking type thing?, its unclear if he was sleeping as I belive he said it went off when he moved it.
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posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 02:16 AM
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originally posted by: ecossiepossie
a reply to: intrptr
Hows the saying go?

Once is an accident, twice is intentional and three times, a conspiracy.


.......LE Officer I accidently shot my Wife twice send an ambulance.

Transalation I messed up meant to kill her with one fatal shot didn't go to plan .Tried again an failed again thought three times might be a bit obvious,,,Doh!
Neighbours heard the shots so got to call It In but theres no rush.




Yea, except that he thought he shot twice, when in reality only shot once. He immediately called for an Ambulance ans seemed genuinely concerned on the phone call.

When shooting indoors, it's easy to mistake one shot for two because of the huge reverberation/echo.

I think we all need to just reserve judgement.


Here's my potential scenario: Guy was in the habit of sleeping with his pistol on the night stand; NewYear's Eve party til 330am, as he stumbles into bed, he knocks gun into the bed, then when he grabbed it, he full gripped it, accidentally pulling the trigger.

On the 911 call he said the gun was in the bed and it went off when he picked it up.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:11 AM
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Just a followup...she's now paralyzed from the waist down.

Wife of Peachtree City police chief paralyzed after shooting


The GBI is still processing the evidence, which shows Maggie McCollom was shot once in the back. The GBI said William McCollom, who is on paid leave, has been cooperating with investigators. When agents interviewed Maggie McCollom in the hospital last week, she told them she was asleep when the shooting happened, but also believes it was an accident.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam


"It lays there quiet on the floor or else it gets the Glock some more"




I cannot stop laughing.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Interestingly enough, this is the second time they've been married, and the first divorce she apparently alleged domestic violence. I might have to drop the coin to get copies of the court proceedings on that one just to know for sure.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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Yep. And he's been married 4 times. Not that there's anything wrong with that.



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