CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia university professor has been charged in the slaying of an 18-year-old student who was fatally…
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia university professor has been charged in the killing of an 18-year-old student who was fatally shot while he was in a car.
The Carrollton Police Department said in a news release that 47-year-old Richard Sigman is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of 18-year-old Anna Jones. Police said they believe Jones was killed when Sigman fired shots into a parked car after an argument with a man at a pizzeria. The shooting happened shortly after midnight on Saturday.
Police said the man told security that Sigman had threatened to shoot him during an argument, and security asked Sigman to leave. Investigators believe that when Sigman left, he approached the parking lot and began firing into a parked vehicle, hitting Jones. Friends took Jones to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
It’s unclear whether Sigman has an attorney to represent him.
The University of West Georgia told news outlets that Sigman’s employment had been terminated. The current course catalog listed Sigman as an instructor of business administration.
The university said Jones was a student at the university.
“On behalf of the university, we want to express our deepest condolences to Anna’s family and many friends. We know this news is difficult to process and affects many members of our university community. We ask that you remember Anna’s family, friends and all those affected by this tragedy at this extremely difficult time,” University of West Georgia President Dr. Brendan Kelly said in a statement.
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