GA Sheriff Now Faces Charge For Shooting Real Estate Agent
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent in a model home.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Wednesday that he had some questions about the sheriff’s account that he was conducting "police training exercises" when he accidentally shot the woman.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with reckless conduct in the shooting, which critically wounded 43-year-old real estate agent Gwenevere McCord. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Hill was released on bond Wednesday night.
Hill’s time as sheriff in the county south of Atlanta has been filled with controversy. He was voted out of office in 2008, but won it back again in 2012 despite facing more than two dozen criminal charges in a corruption case. A jury later acquitted him.