Georgia Professor Charged with Murder in 18-Year-Old Freshman’s Death

Georgia police arrested a professor on Saturday over charges of murder after fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman.

Richard Sigman, a 47-year-old professor from the University of West Georgia, was arrested and charged with murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm for the killing of Anna Jones on Saturday morning, an 18-year-old incoming freshman at the same university.

Jones was shot in a parking garage at Adamson Square in Carrollton, Georgia, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tanner Medical Center.

The Carrollton Police Department said officers responded to a report of a female with a gunshot wound at the Tanner Medical Center.

The incident occurred in a courthouse parking deck at Adamson Square after Sigman got into a verbal altercation with another unnamed man at Leopoldo’s, a popular pizzeria in the area.

The other man allegedly told at least one security guard that Sigman had threatened to shoot him, and when security approached Sigman, they saw that he had a gun and ordered him to leave.

Sigman left and walked to the parking deck at Adamson Square, where he started shooting into a parked vehicle and shot Jones.

“Friends immediately drove her to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased,” the Carrollton Police Department said.

The University of West Georgia fired Sigman on Saturday.

The Carrollton Police Department is currently investigating the case.

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