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Uber Driver Killed at Elderly Man's Home After Uber 'Scam' Account Sent Her to the Residence for a Package

Loletha Hall

Loletha Hall, a 61-year-old woman, was fatally shot by 81-year-old William Brock at his residence in South Charleston, Ohio. Hall had gone to pick up a package via a request in the Uber app when the incident occurred. According to several media outlets, Brock had received a call from a male scammer who demanded money for an incarcerated relative and believed that Hall was involved in the scam when he killed her. The caller ordered Brock to pay $12,000 and allegedly threatened Brock and his family.

William Brock

A surveillance video has been released, showing the interaction between Hall and Brock before and after the shooting. Brock shot Hall three times, and she died at a local hospital. CNN reported that Brock was arrested and charged because Hall did not pose an active threat during the encounter. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has stated that a grand jury indicted Brock on the charge, as well as two new counts of felony murder, according to court records.

CNN has also reported that the homeowner faces two felony murder charges for causing Hall’s death as a result of committing or attempting to commit another underlying felony: felonious assault and kidnapping, respectively. In addition to the three murder charges, he was also charged with kidnapping and felonious assault. In total, he faces five charges and has a $200,000 bond.

Authorities are investigating the 'scam' Uber account that has now been blocked. The phone number linked to the account is believed to be a burner phone, and is a Canadian number.

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