ATLANTA — Authorities in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City just released the 911 call that ex-Tequesta Police Chief and longtime Delray Beach officer William McCollom made after shooting his wife Maggie McCollom in bed on New Year’s Day.
The four-minute call shows McCollom, now chief of the Peachtree City Police Department was all business when he spoke with the 911 operator as his wife, a former nurse at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, moaned in the background.
“Gunshot wound, accidental,” McCollom tells the operator. Later, he tells the operator how “the gun was in the bed, I went to move it to put it to the side and it went off.” He’s also heard asking Maggie if she is still breaking.
McCollom has not been charged in the shooting, and his wife remains in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center.
Listen to the call: