His Parting Shot Was Better Than Hers

A sharp tongue offers surprisingly little defense from a 9mm bullet

With her final words before she was fatally shot, Elaine McCall needled her husband for missing with his first shot yesterday morning inside their Wakefield home, police said.

“ ‘You can’t even shoot,’ ” she said, according to her husband David McCall’s reported statements to police.

The 72-year-old husband was charged with murder after hitting his wife with the second shot from the top of the stairs, police said.

However, he then proceeded to concede her point

David McCall walked to the kitchen, called 911, and then tried to shoot himself, according to police, but he missed again, grazing his chest through his sweatshirt.

In addition to murder he may also face charges of filing a false police report

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone told reporters that when McCall dialed 911 he told a dispatcher there had been a “murder-suicide.”

“Apparently, he didn’t make good on the suicide,” Leone said.

2 Responses to “His Parting Shot Was Better Than Hers”

  1. JeffS says:

    He sure muzzled his wife, huh?

  2. David Crawford says:

    I just wish all “murder/suicides” would start with the suicide first.

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