Report: Sister of Missing Mom Claims Ex-Cop Husband Fired Gun at Stacy Peterson

The sister of the missing 23-year-old wife of a former police sergeant claims he allegedly fired a gunshot in their home last summer that barely missed his wife.

Cassandra Cales told police her sister said she heard the gunshot when she was getting a drink from the garage last summer.

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Cales said Stacy told her Drew was in the master bedroom when the gun went off.

"She heard a 'pow.' It scared her. She looked around the garage — she didn't know what it was," Cales told the Chicago Tribune. "Drew went down there. He picked up all the pieces and he never made a report (to police). He patched the ceiling. Stacy showed me the hole. She peeled the carpet back and showed me where the hole was."

When Cales reported Stacy Peterson missing on Oct. 29, she told police about the alleged incident.

Joel Brodsky, Drew Peterson's lawyer, dismissed Cales' story.

Officials have named Drew Peterson a suspect in Stacy Peterson's disappearance, but he has not been arrested or charged. Stacy was reported missing when she failed to show up at a friend's house.

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Brodsky argued in court Wednesday for the return of vehicles, computers, guns, ammunition and other items seized by police from the former police sergeant's home.

Prosecutor John Connor defended the arrest warrant used to seize the items, saying police need more time to review the items for their investigation. On Tuesday, prosecutors agreed to return two iPods and 23 CDs.

Judge Daniel Rozek is expected to reach a decision by Monday.

Drew Peterson, who was not at the hearing, told the Associated Press his kids need their computers for school.

"If anyone wants to donate one, I'll take it," Peterson said.

On Tuesday, Drew Peterson launched a Web site seeking help from the public to fund his legal defense. The Web site is listed as disabled.

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Donations will help pay for his legal fees and a private investigator to search for his wife, said Joel Brodsky, Drew Peterson's attorney.

"For the cost of a few cups of your morning coffee, you can help to ensure that Drew can afford to support his ongoing legal defense, find his missing wife and divert any remaining funds into a trust for his children," the Web site says.

But Stacy Peterson's family believes the site is just a ploy to get money, not to help find the mother of two.

"What will this man do next?" Pamela Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson's family, told "It's all part of his plan. He's a very manipulative man; he has been all the way."

The site,, offers several options for donation amounts ranging from $5 to $250.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.