(NEWSnet/AP) — Uber is helping investigators examine the account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where a man allegedly shot the woman to death.

William J. Brock, 81, erroneously believed driver Loletha Hall was part of a scam, Uber said Wednesday.


The March 25 shooting death of Hall is “a horrific tragedy,” and that account has since been banned, an Uber spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “Our hearts continue to be with Loletha’s loved ones as they grieve.”

William J. Brock was indicted Monday on charges of murder, felonious assault and kidnapping for Hall’s death.

The grand jury also saida gun seized from Brock’s home, a .22-caliber revolver, is subject to forfeiture. Brock has pleaded not guilty. He posted $200,000 bail and was released Wednesday from Clark County Jail.

Police said Brock called 911 before noon to say he had shot someone at his South Charleston home, claiming Hall had tried to rob him. Investigators later said the driver was unaware of the scam call.

Hall “made no threats or assaults toward Mr. Brock, and made no demands, other than to ask about the package she was sent to retrieve through the Uber app,” Clark County Sheriff’s Office wrote in an April 11 release.

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