CARROLLTON, Ga. (CBS News) — A Carrollton college professor has been charged with killing an 18-year-old student who was shot while sitting in a car.
In a news release, the Carrollton Police Department said Richard Sigman, 47, 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 into a parked car following an argument. with a man in a pizzeria. The shooting happened shortly after midnight on Saturday.
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Police say a man told security that Sigman had threatened to shoot him during an argument, and security then asked Sigman to leave. Investigators believe that when Sigman left, he walked into the parking lot and began shooting at a parked vehicle, hitting Jones. Friends took Jones to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
It was not immediately clear if Sigman had an attorney to speak on his behalf.
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The University of West Georgia told CBS News in a statement that Sigman’s job was terminated. A current course catalog lists Sigman as a lecturer in business administration.
The school said it “continues to work with the City of Carrollton Police Department as they conduct this ongoing investigation.”
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