Richard Sigman Bio – Richard Sigman Wiki
Richard Sigman, the university instructor in Georgia, has been charged with killing an 18-year-old student who was shot while sitting in a car.
Richard Sigman is 47 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
In a news release, the Carrollton Police Department said that Richard Sigman, 47, is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Anna Jones, 18. Police said they believe Jones was killed when Sigman shot into a parked car following an argument with a man at a pizza restaurant. The shooting happened shortly after midnight Saturday.
Police said a man told security that Sigman had threatened to shoot him during an argument, and the guard then asked Sigman to leave. Investigators believe when Sigman left, he walked to the parking deck and started shooting into a parked vehicle, hitting Jones. Friends drove Jones to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Sigman had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
The University of West Georgia told CBS News that Sigman’s employment had been terminated. A current course catalog listed Sigman as a lecturer in business administration.
The school “continues to work with the city of Carrollton Police Department, which leads this ongoing investigation.”
The university said Jones was a student at the university.
“On behalf of the university, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Anna’s family and many friends. We know this news is difficult to process and affects many members of our university community. We ask that you keep Anna’s family, friends, and all who have been touched by this tragedy in your thoughts during this tremendously difficult time,” the University of West Georgia President, Dr. Brendan Kelly, said in the statement.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for Jones’ funeral expenses. The organizer said she “was a beautiful, sweet soul, and her smile would light up a room! … This was a devastating and senseless crime that left a lot of hearts broken, a community mourning, and a family grieving.”