now retired professor in university of Western Georgia was accused of fatally shooting at 18-year“Old lady,” the officials said.
Richard Sigman, 47, was arrested and charged with murder shortly after 18-year-old Ann Jones died from a gunshot in parking area in Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, the Carrollton Police Department said.
Police said the officers were first called to the Tanner Medical Center. in Carrollton around 00:30. over reports of woman who was shot.
Jones was announced dead at the medical center, and Sigman was arrested and charged with murderthree accounts of aggravated assault and possession of firearms during commission of crime- said the police.
The callers told the police what happened off adamson square in parking lot outside the courthouse after Sigman got into a verbal altercation with another man in Leopoldo, a popular pizzeria in square.
Police said the other man allegedly said at least one a guard whom Sigman threatened to shoot him. When the guards approached Sigman, they saw that he had a weapon and ordered him to leave.
Sigman left and went to the parking lot, where he started shooting at a parked vehicle, hitting Jones, police said.
“Friends immediately took her to the hospital, where they stated dead”, the police said.
In a statement provided to WXIA, an NBC affiliate founded in Atlanta, Representative for university of West Georgia says Sigman was fired on Saturday.
“By order of university, we wish express my sincere condolences to Anna family and many friends,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, UWG President, in Shared Statement with WXIA.
“We know this is news difficult to process and affects many members of our university community. We ask you to keep Anna family friends and all who were touched by this tragedy in your thoughts at this extremely difficult time,” the statement said.
The university did not immediately respond to a request. for comment from NBC news. Web page listing the school’s teachers with department of Control in Richards College of More recently, business last a month called “Rick Sigman” as a lecturer at the school. Since then his profile removed from the page.
According to the WXIA, Jones was enrolled in the UWG. in fall, but the police said she didn’t one of Sigman’s students, according to the publication.
According to the statement, the teen recently graduated from Mount Zion High School. posted on social media by school leaders.
Anna loved this school and this community and will be greatly missed by many,” the statement said, citing a GoFundMe page. set up to help cover the cost of the funeral. As of early Monday, more over $17,800 was raised.