Professor fired, charged with homicide after 18-year-old scholar killed in parking deck taking pictures

Carrolton police say a College of West Georgia professor faces homicide expenses in connection to…

Carrolton police say a College of West Georgia professor faces homicide expenses in connection to the dying of an 18-year-old scholar on Saturday morning.

Police stated at 12:27 a.m., they had been known as out to Tanner Medical Heart about an individual struggling a gunshot wound.

Callers stated the taking pictures occurred off Adamson Sq. within the courthouse parking deck.

Police stated Richard Sigman, a professor at College of West Georgia, acquired right into a verbal altercation with one other man at Leopoldo’s. The person advised safety that Sigman threatened to shoot him.

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When safety approached Sigman, they noticed a weapon and advised him to go away. Sigman left, walked towards the parking deck and began taking pictures right into a parked car. That’s when the sufferer, Anna Jones, was struck by a bullet.

Her pals drove her to the hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless.

The college fired Sigman and launched a press release on Saturday afternoon.

“The College of West Georgia has realized of the lack of one in every of its college students, Anna Jones, who handed away following an off-campus incident earlier right this moment. UWG has terminated the employment of Richard Sigman and continues to work with the town of Carrollton Police Division, which leads this ongoing investigation. On behalf of the college, we want to convey our deepest condolences to Anna’s household and plenty of pals,” UWG President Dr. Brendan Kelly stated. “We all know this information is tough to course of and impacts many members of our college group. We ask that you just hold Anna’s household, pals, and all who’ve been touched by this tragedy in your ideas throughout this tremendously tough time.”

Caitlyn Glosson is a nursing scholar on the College of West Georgia, she stated she will’t imagine what occurred.

“I used to be shocked,” stated Glosson. “I didn’t assume {that a} professor from West Georgia would try this.”


Jones’ household wrote on the Gofund Me web page: “She was a ravishing, candy soul and her smile would gentle up a room! As with most mother and father, you by no means assume that you’ll want life insurance coverage on your little one. This was a devastating and mindless crime that left a number of hearts damaged, a group mourning, and a household grieving.”

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Police stated Sigman is charged with homicide, three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the course of the fee of against the law.

The college stated they’re working with police within the ongoing investigation.

Police clarified that the suspect’s damage proven within the photograph are usually not from police. He had the damage when he was situated.

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