A top Atlanta lawyer accidentally fired the shot that killed his marketing-executive wife when their car hit a bump in the road, according to family members.
Claud (Tex) McIver took out his gun while riding with his wife, Diane McIver, because they were worried about a possible carjacking when several people walked toward the car, family friend and spokesman Bill Crane told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.
A yet-unidentified person at the wheel of their SUV drove them from the Midtown Atlanta intersection without incident Sunday night. But the gun went off in Tex McIver’s hands in the backseat minutes later, sending a bullet through the front passenger seat and into his wife’s back, Crane said.
Atlanta police declined to discuss the family’s statements or comment on security cameras on Piedmont Ave. that may have captured the shooting. No…