Decatur, GA – GBI agents interviewed Margaret McCollom this afternoon in her hospital room at the Atlanta Medical Center.  Ms. McCollom was shot by Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom in their home at 103 Autumn Leaf in Peachtree City.  During the interview, Ms. McCollom stated she was asleep when the shooting occurred and could provide no information about the shooting however she believes the shooting was an accident.

The Peachtree City Police Department requested the GBI conduct an investigation of the shooting.  The investigation has revealed the shooting occurred in the bedroom of the home.  Chief McCollom fired his service weapon once, striking Ms. McCollom.  Ms. McCollom was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center to be treated for her injury.  Chief McCollom has been cooperating with GBI agents working the investigation. 

When the GBI completes the investigation, it will be turned over to Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard.

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Contact Information:

Sherry Lang 404-270-8330