Loletha Hall (Facebook), William Brock (Clark County Sheriff’s Office)

In a shocking turn of events, an 81-year-old Ohio man, William Brock, has been charged with the fatal shooting of an Uber driver, Loletha Hall, aged 61.

The incident occurred on March 25 outside Brock’s home in South Charleston, Ohio, where he allegedly believed Hall was collaborating with a scammer.

According to Lt. Kristopher Shultz of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Brock received a call from someone posing as a court officer, claiming that a family member was in custody and required a significant bond.

“Mr. Brock received some scam call by a person purporting to be someone from our courts who informed him a family member was incarcerated and that he had a bond of a significant amount of money,” Shultz said.

“The calls turned from ‘I’m an officer in the court’ to ‘We have this subject hostage, this is a ransom demand.'”

Unbeknownst to Loletha Hall, the scammer or an accomplice ordered an Uber to pick up the money from Brock’s residence.

“Ms. Hall did not have any idea,” Shultz added.

Upon her arrival, William Brock confronted her with a firearm, demanding to know who she was working for.

Despite her lack of involvement or threat, he took her cell phone, prevented her from leaving, and ultimately shot her multiple times, resulting in her tragic death.

“When she tried to get away, he shot her once, then there was more exchange between them,” Shultz said.

“Mr. Brock was at some point injured to his head, and he shot Ms. Hall a second time. There was more conversation, and then he shot her a third time. Only after he shot her a third time did he then make contact with authorities to report the incident.”

Loletha Hall did not threaten William Brock, have a weapon or assault him, according to the sheriff’s office and a complaint filed in Clark County Municipal Court.

She was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries, according to the complaint.

The Uber spokesperson conveyed the company’s condolences to Hall’s family and affirmed their cooperation with law enforcement.

This is a horrific tragedy and our hearts continue to be with Loletha’s loved ones as they grieve.

We have been in contact with law enforcement and remain committed to supporting their investigation.

Furthermore, they disclosed the banning of the individual’s Uber account responsible for summoning the ride to Brock’s residence.

However, officials have refrained from identifying the perpetrator or announcing any additional arrests related to the case.

In a grand jury presentation Monday, William Brock was indicted on multiple charges, including murder, felonious assault, and kidnapping.

Brock was originally arraigned on a murder charge in the Municipal Court of Clark County on Wednesday and posted a $200,000 bond.

If convicted of that charge, he could be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison or a $15,000 fine.

Watch the news report below.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to Loletha Hall’s family and all who knew and loved her.

I hope that the person(s) responsible for the scam are brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law so they can sit in jail with William Brock.

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