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A College of West Georgia professor has been fired and charged with homicide after allegedly shooting and killing an 18-year-old girl who was going to start out lessons as a freshman this month.
Richard Sigman was arrested July 30 after police say he fired right into a automobile at a courthouse parking deck, killing Anna Jones Saturday morning simply after midnight. A Fb put up by the Carrollton Police Division mentioned that the incident started when Sigman and one other man bought into an argument at an area pizzeria.
“The male notified security that Sigman threatened to shoot him. Security approached Sigman, saw he had a weapon, and told him to leave. Sigman then left walking toward the parking deck,” police said. “The investigation then indicates Sigman walked into the parking deck and began shooting into a parked vehicle striking the victim.”
Jones’ associates then drove her to the hospital, the place she was pronounced lifeless.
It’s unclear who the supposed goal was, or if Sigman and Jones knew one another.
Carrollton Police say their investigation remains to be lively. Police advised Fox Information Monday morning that they’d no new data since their Saturday Fb put up.
Mount Zion Excessive College, which Jones attended till this spring, posted a message in response to the information.
“It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of Anna Jones, a recent Class of 2022 graduate of MZHS,” the college posted on Fb. “Anna loved this school and this community and she will be missed dearly by many.”
Sigman is now facing charges together with three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of possession of a firearm throughout fee of a felony and one depend of homicide. He stays in custody.
The Georgia university took swift motion, asserting in an electronic mail that Sigman is now not employed by the college.
“UWG has terminated the employment of Richard Sigman and continues to work with the city of Carrollton Police Department, which leads this ongoing investigation,” the college mentioned, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
The college additionally mentioned they’re offering counseling for college students and workers.