Let’s see if we can figure it out.
The Chief of Police of Peachtree City, Georgia, William McCollom, was sleeping with his gun in bed. He went to move it, he said, and it just went off, shooting his wife. He immediately called 911.
During the call, McCollom said he and his wife were sleeping when the shooting happened. No one else was in the home. The nearly six-minute conversation between McCollom and the dispatcher sheds little light on how the gun fired. Authorities previously identified it as McCollom’s 9-mm Glock handgun — his service weapon.
"This just occurred now, right before you called?" the dispatcher asked.
Yup, yup, went off in the middle of the night,McCollom said. He told the dispatcher his wife was shot twice, though investigators later determined the wife was shot once.
McCollom said his wife was having difficulty breathing and appeared to be bleeding internally and externally. She was flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday, hospital spokeswoman Nicole Gustin said.
McCollom’s wife can be heard crying in the background.
Oh my God,the police chief said.How the hell did this happen?
Well, I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but I think all the necessary pieces of the puzzle are present in the tale as told, and all we need to do is apply some elementary powers of deduction to solve the mystery of how Chief McCollom’s wife was shot.
Because Chief McCollom is a gun-fondling dumbass, that’s why.
Gosh, that felt good to solve that tricky problem. Anyone else have any crimes that need detectin’, just give me a call.