(CNN) — An 18-year-old freshman at the University of West Georgia was fatally shot in a parking lot, and a lecturer at the university was charged in her death.
Anna Jones was killed around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when someone shot into a parked car where she was sitting in downtown Carrollton, 35 miles west of the Atlanta metro area.
Police say the shooting followed an argument between two men in a nearby Italian restaurant. One of them — Richard Sigman, 47 — was ordered to leave by a security guard who saw he had a gun.
Sigman then allegedly walked to the parking area and shot into the car.
Jones’ friends drove her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Sigman was charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the Carrollton Police Department said.
The University of West Georgia said Sunday that Sigman was no longer employed there. A curriculum vitae recently removed from the school’s website said that since 2012 he had been a lecturer in the business management department. A real estate broker, he also was a faculty adviser to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at UWG and a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the document said.
Jones had graduated from Mount Zion High School in Carrollton. UWG identified her as a freshman, to start classes this fall.
Carroll County Jail’s online records listed Sigman as “currently booked” as of midday Sunday. No bond amount was listed.
His booking mug shows what appears to be a large bloody cut on his forehead. Police told TV station WSB that he had the injury when officers located him.
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