- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Whether charges will be filed against a Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his wife is now up to the local district attorney.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang says the agency completed its probe into the shooting and on Friday turned over the investigative file to Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard.

Ballard told The Associated Press he hopes to make a decision early next month.

Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called for help early New Year’s Day, telling the dispatcher he shot his sleeping wife in their bed. Authorities said the shot was fired from his 9 mm Glock handgun, his service weapon.

Margaret McCollom was seriously injured.

Peachtree City officials placed William McCollom on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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