A Georgia police chief called 911 early New Year’s Day to report that he accidentally shot his wife twice with his service weapon.
Officers were called to the home of Peachtree Police Chief William McCollum about 4:15 a.m.
Police have not said what happened in the moments prior to the shooting.
Margaret McCollum, 58, remains in critical condition, authorities said.
The chief was placed on administrative leave during the investigation, which was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
It wasn’t clear where Margaret McCollum was shot.