Ohio man, 81, is charged with murder for shooting dead female Uber driver who was called by a scammer to pick up parcel outside his home – just moments after he was also targeted by menacing fake phone call

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Written By Maya Cantina

An Ohio man has been charged with murder after he admitted to shooting an Uber driver who had been tricked by a scammer to pick up a package at his home.

The fatal incident, which was captured on the female driver’s dashcam, took place in the town of South Charleston on March 25 at around 11:25am.

William Brock, 81, told police he had been receiving fraudulent phone calls from scammers demanding money and had been threatened by them in the weeks running up to the altercation. 

One of the suspected scammers is believed to have messaged Uber delivery driver Letha Hall, 61, through the app to tell her to pick up a package at Brock’s home. 

Hall showed up at Brock’s home and according to police, ‘made no threats or assaults’ toward him and just asked about the package.

Fearing she was going to hurt him, Brock shockingly whipped out a gun and demanded she identify who had sent her.

An 81-year-old Ohio man has been charged with murder after he admitted to shooting an Uber driver who’d been tricked by a scammer to pick up a package at the man’s home

Letha Hall, 61, was an Uber driver who had been called on a job to pick up a parcel from William Brock's home. Brock, who had been receiving scam calls moments before, believed Hall was there to take his money, according to officials

Letha Hall, 61, was an Uber driver who had been called on a job to pick up a parcel from William Brock’s home. Brock, who had been receiving scam calls moments before, believed Hall was there to take his money, according to officials 

Much of the scene was captured on the video camera in Hall’s vehicle and released by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Brock also allegedly took her phone and wouldn’t let her leave, though he never dialed 911 or called for help, police said. 

Hall tried to get back to her car when Brock shot her. Afterward, Hall can be heard screaming in pain, while Brock threatens to ‘shoot the other leg.’ 

There was apparently a ‘scuffle’ between the two, during which Brock asked Hall who she worked for, then he shot her again and then a third time after a ‘further exchange.’

She was shot in the upper left side of her torso, one to the upper front of her left leg, one on the inside of her left knee and one in the center mass of her sternum.

Hall was taken to a local hospital but died while undergoing surgery, authorities said.

Brock, who himself suffered injuries to his head and ear, only called 911 after he had shot Hall. 

He told deputies – ‘without being asked’ as they put it – that Hall was there to ‘take [my] money.’ 

William Brock, 81, told police he had been receiving fraudulent phone calls and been threatened in recent weeks

William Brock, 81, told police he had been receiving fraudulent phone calls and been threatened in recent weeks

One of the people he suspected was scamming him and threatening him messaged Uber delivery driver Letha Hall (pictured left), 61, to tell him to pick up a package at Brock's home

One of the people he suspected was scamming him and threatening him messaged Uber delivery driver Letha Hall (pictured left), 61, to tell him to pick up a package at Brock’s home 

Brock, who himself suffered injuries to his head and ear, only called 911 after he had shot Hall

Brock, who himself suffered injuries to his head and ear, only called 911 after he had shot Hall

Hall showed up at Brock's home and according to police, 'made no threats or assaults' toward him and just asked about the package. Fearing she was going to hurt him, Brock whipped out a gun and demanded she identify who had sent her

Hall showed up at Brock’s home and according to police, ‘made no threats or assaults’ toward him and just asked about the package. Fearing she was going to hurt him, Brock whipped out a gun and demanded she identify who had sent her

Brock said that Hall attacked him after he shot her by slamming his head into the door of her car and then tried to escape, so he shot her again, thinking she was going to get a gun of her own. 

‘He provided he didn’t want to shoot her but he thought she was going to kill him,’ the incident report said. 

Brock is being charged with murder because he didn’t call 911 and because there was ‘no active threat presented by Ms. Hall at any time during the encounter.’ 

He posted a $200,000 bond but could face further charges after the incident is investigated further. 

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