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Bodycam footage shows moment elderly Ohio man confronts cops after shooting Uber driver: ‘I’m really glad you’re here, I’m getting ripped off’

Bodycam footage shows the moment an elderly Ohio man was confronted by cops after shooting an Uber driver.

William Brock, 81, is accused of murdering Lo-Letha Toland-Hall, 61, after wrongly believing she was a con artist.

Brock told cops he had been receiving threatening phone calls all day before Toland-Hall arrived and had pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Cops said the driver was also an unwitting victim of a scam, after being sent to Brock’s South Charleston home via the Uber app to “pick up a package.”

The video shows Brock calmly explaining to a police officer how he had been on the phone for “a few hours” with a man saying he had a nephew in jail who needed the bail money.

Bodycam footage shows moment elderly Ohio man confronts cops after shooting Uber driver

William Brock, 81, was seen telling police that he had been receiving threatening calls all day before the fatal shooting and that he thought the victim was a crook.

William Brock, 81, was seen telling police that he had been receiving threatening calls all day before the fatal shooting and that he thought the victim was a crook.

Bodycam footage shows cops invading Brock's South Charleston home after deadly encounter

Bodycam footage shows cops invading Brock’s South Charleston home after deadly encounter

Lo-Letha Toland-Hall, 61 (photo) was shot and killed by William Brock, 81, on March 25 in the rural village of South Charleston, located between Columbus and Cincinnati.

Lo-Letha Toland-Hall, 61 (photo) was shot and killed by William Brock, 81, on March 25 in the rural village of South Charleston, located between Columbus and Cincinnati.

Brock pleaded not guilty to murder during an appearance in Clark County Court on Wednesday.

Brock pleaded not guilty to murder during an appearance in Clark County Court on Wednesday.

“I’m really happy to see you here because I’ve been on the phone for a few hours with this guy trying to say that I had a nephew in jail, that I had an accident in Charleston, that I was hanging on and I needed bail money and this woman was supposed to…I seem to hear different stories,” Brock told an officer.

The cop then pats him on the back before he is carefully placed in the back of a police car after a quick pat-down.

Another angle shows the cops sprinting toward Brock’s house after the shooting. Several police cars are parked outside with their sirens flashing.

Once inside the house, an officer attempts to call the scammer back, with the exchange being filmed.

“May I ask who I’m talking to?” asks Clark County Detective Cruz before a voice on the other end declares he is “the officer.”

When she insists on a name, the man evades her question and tells her, “You’re going to be in trouble.”

She then asks if he knows the victim he sent to Brock’s home and he confirms that he does.

Brock then told cops that scammers made threatening calls to him asking for money – and the same scammers called Uber to his house to

Brock then told cops that scammers made threatening calls to him asking for money – and the same scammers called Uber to his house to “pick up a package.”

Taxi Dashcam footage shows Brock pointing a gun at Toland-Hall during the deadly confrontation

Taxi Dashcam footage shows Brock pointing a gun at Toland-Hall during the deadly confrontation

Toland-Hall, 61, was an Uber driver who was called to collect a package from William Brock's home, police believe she was a victim of the same scammer.

Toland-Hall, 61, was an Uber driver who was called to collect a package from William Brock’s home, police believe she was a victim of the same scammer.

Toland-Hall, 61, was a mother of a beloved child from Columbus, Ohio

Toland-Hall, 61, was a mother of a beloved child from Columbus, Ohio

According to a police report, the number was assigned to the telephone company Bell Mobility in Canada.

Brock pleaded not guilty to murder, felonious assault and kidnapping during an appearance in a Clark County court Wednesday.

He previously told cops the scammer demanded $12,000 and threatened his life and the lives of his family.

A chilling 911 call after the fatal shooting shows Brock explaining how he was inundated with threatening calls before Toland-Hall arrived.

“He was telling me he was going to kill me, my family and everyone,” Brock says.

Toland-Hall’s heartbreaking final moments on March 25 were also captured by his dashcam which continued to operate during the confrontation.

She did not know the older man was being targeted and believed the work was legitimate, police said.

When she arrived to collect the package, Brock shockingly pulled out a gun and demanded she identify who sent it.

He she also allegedly took her phone and wouldn’t let her go. A fight broke out between the two, during which Brock shot Toland-Hall at least three times.

Brock was charged with murder, felonious assault and kidnapping.

Brock was charged with murder, felonious assault and kidnapping.

Hall showed up at Brock's home and, according to police,

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

Toland-Hall was remembered as a beloved mother and entrepreneur at her funeral last week.

Toland-Hall was remembered as a beloved mother and entrepreneur at her funeral last week.

She suffered injuries to the upper left side of her torso, left thigh, inside of her left knee and to the central mass of her sternum.

Toland-Hall attempted to return to his car when Brock shot him. She can also be heard screaming in pain as Brock threatened to “shoot the other leg.”

Brock said she attacked him after he fired the first shot, hitting her head against his car door.

He shot her again as she tried to run away, because he said he thought she was about to get her own gun.

Brock told deputies — “without being asked,” as they put it — that Hall was there to “take (my) money.”

“He said he didn’t mean to shoot her, but he thought she was going to kill him,” the incident report states.

The mother of one from Columbus, Ohio, was rushed to the hospital but died during surgery.

“This is a horrible tragedy and our hearts continue to be with Lo-Letha’s loved ones in their grief,” Uber said in a statement.

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

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