Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, 50, shot real estate agent Gwenevere McCord, 43, at his home on Wednesday. The shooting left McCord seriously injured. Hill was arrested after the incident but was later released on a bond of $2,950. He was charged with reckless conduct and misdemeanor.
Police said Hill refused to give any statement regarding the incident that took place in the Lawrenceville, Ga. model home, 50 miles from his office. McCord was rushed to the hospital and was fighting for her life. She was shot at the abdomen.
It is not yet confirmed how the shooting took place. There have been some loopholes in Hill’s statement. When the shooting happened on Sunday, both he and McCord were alone at his model home. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said that when Hill was questioned about the incident, he said that he was conducting “police training exercises” and accidentally shot McCord.
According to Hill’s statement, “As reported, on May 3, 2015, I was involved in a tragic and heartbreaking accident. Gwenevere McCord, who is very dear to me, was critically injured in this accident. Please understand that for the past 48 hours, I have been entirely focused on Gwenevere and her family. I will continue to pray unceasingly for her recovery. I ask you all to please pray for Gwenevere and her family throughout this most difficult time.”
McCord’s condition is still critical, so she is not able to give a statement. The victim’s father Ernest McCord called the shooting a “freak accident.”
After the incident, Hill handed over his cell phone, two guns and clothes to the investigators.