University professor parking deck
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — University professor facing charges after shooting 18-year-old girl in parking deck, on Saturday morning.
Police said they were called at 12:27 a.m. to Tanner Medical Center in connection with a gunshot wound.
Callers said the shooting took place off Adamson Square in the court’s parking lot.
Police said Richard Sigman, a professor at the University of West Georgia, got into an altercation with another man in Leopoldo.
The man told security that Sigman threatened to shoot him.
When security approached Sigman, they saw a weapon and told him to leave. Siegman left, walked toward the parking lot and started shooting at a parked car. It was then that the victim, Anna Jones, was shot.
Her friends took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The university released Sigman and issued a statement on Saturday noon.
West Georgia University has learned of the loss of one of its students, Anna Jones, who passed away after an off-campus accident earlier today.
The UWG has terminated the hiring of Richard Sigman and continues to work with the Carrollton City Police Department, which is leading this ongoing investigation.
On behalf of the University, we would like to express our deepest condolences to Anna’s family and many friends,” said UWU President Dr. Brendan Kelly.
We know that this news is difficult to process and affects many members of our university community.
We ask that you keep Anna’s family, friends, and everyone else affected by this tragedy in your thoughts during this very difficult time.”
Caitlin Gloson, a nursing student at West Georgia University, said she couldn’t believe what had happened.
“I was shocked,” Gloson said. “I didn’t think a professor from West Georgia would do that.”
Police said Sigman is charged with murder, three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.
The university said it was working with police on the ongoing investigation.
The police indicated that the injury of the suspect shown in the photo was not from the police. He was injured when he was located.