LAPD Confirms Stephen Collins Not Home When Gunshot Reported

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After accusations surfaced Tuesday that “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins had molested several girls, the LAPD responded to reports of a single gunshot at a home owned by the actor. But the actor was not home at the time and the LAPD confirmed to ABC News that he was not at the residence.

A neighbor, Donna D’Errico, tweeted that the actor shot himself as the LAPD arrived in force at his Tarzana home.

That guy from ‘7th Heaven’ lives right around the corner from me & just shot himself a few minutes ago,” she wrote.

She later deleted the tweet and apologized, saying that a neighbor had given her a false report.

On Tuesday, Collins was fired from “Ted 2″ after reports surfaced that the NYPD was investigating the actor on suspicion of child molestation. He also resigned from the SAG-AFTRA board on Tuesday.

Collins, who recently appeared in NBC’s “Revolution,” was allegedly caught on tape admitting to an incident in which he exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl.

“There is a formal complaint on file and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad,” a law enforcement official told Fox411. The L.A. Times reported that the LAPD is also reviewing a 2012 investigation involving the actor, although the case has not been re-opened.

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  1. It was probably his wife

  2. John Russell says:

    You gotta nominate Donna D’Errico for the Gladys Crabtree award for the week.

  3. J.E. Vizzusi says:

    The alegations are from a Psychologist that because of new NY Law changes must report possible criminal activity. So the next time you are with your Therapist and you are asked about why you were thinking about shooting your brother when you were a teen, now patients will get busted for their thoughts and undone actions? Rest assured Statute of Limitations are likely here. This is a revamped reality version of the Script of the Movie, Futureworld.

  4. Sherwood says:

    This is the kind of garbage that snowballs in LA. People love to jump on the bandwagon and get involved where they have no business being. This sad story will eventually play out at the expense and destruction of people’s lives as sheer entertainment for the leering press and public.

  5. Smooth says:

    Some people pay more attention to other people’s lives than they do their own. Pathetic

  6. Mary dunfree says:

    Please people, don’t make this any worse than it already is.

  7. Bill says:

    My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.

  8. Glenn C. says:

    Nosy and bored to death neighbors! Nothing better to do! People!

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