(CNN) — The police chief in an upscale community outside Atlanta said he was sleeping when he moved a gun in the bed and accidentally shot his wife in the back,according to a 911 tape released Friday.

“Who shot her?” the 911 operator asked William McCollom, the police chief in Peachtree City, Georgia.
“Me,” McCollom replied.

“How did you shoot her?”
“The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, put it to the side, and it went off,” McCollom said.

“Is she awake?”
“No, everybody was sleeping,” McCollom said.

“No, is she awake now?”
“Yes,” he said.

Later in the call, the operator asked McCollom, “Were you asleep also when this happened?”
“Yes,” he said.
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