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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! An 18-year-old lady who was set to enroll in school as a freshman this month was allegedly shot and killed by a University of West Georgia professor, who has now been dismissed and charged with murder.
Anna Jones was killed early on Saturday morning, according to police, when Richard Sigman allegedly opened fire into a car in a courtroom parking deck. Richard Sigman was detained on July 30. According to a Facebook post by the Carrollton Police Department, Sigman and another man got into a fight at a nearby pizza shop.
“Security was informed by the individual that Sigman had threatened to shoot him. When security saw that Sigman was carrying a firearm, he ordered him to leave. Sigman then walked away, heading towards the parking garage “police reported. The investigation shows that at that point, Sigman entered the parking garage and started firing into a parked car, hitting the victim.
After that, Jones’ friends took her to the hospital, where she was later declared dead.
Anna Jones, who is positioned second from the right, was shot and killed early on Saturday. The University of West Georgia was where she was meant to begin her studies.
It’s unknown whether Sigman and Jones knew one another or who the intended victim was.
According to Carrollton Police, their investigation is ongoing. Since their Saturday Facebook post, the police notified Fox News on Monday morning that they had no new information.
Jones’ previous high school, Mount Zion High School, responded to the news with a note on its website.
Richard Sigman’s mugshot, who is accused of killing 18-year-old Anna Jones (Carroll County jail)
The school said on Facebook, “It is with great regret that we write to notify you of the passing of Anna Jones, a recent Class of 2022 graduate from MZHS.” Many people will miss Anna greatly because of how much she loved this school and this community.
Three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of having a firearm while committing a crime, and one case of murder are among the current allegations against Sigman. He is still being held.
The university in Georgia acted quickly, saying in an email that Sigman is no longer working there.
Richard Sigman’s employment with UWG has been terminated, and the school is still collaborating with the Carrollton Police Department, which is in charge of this ongoing inquiry, according to Fox5 Atlanta. .
The institution added that it offers staff and student counseling.