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Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/18/2006

Thursday, February 1, 2007

AUTHORITIES SAY BENNIE Hall, Jr. went outside to warm up his car before work, then returned inside to finish getting ready. He left the door open to keep his car in view, but briefly entered a back room to holster the .45 pistol he is licensed to carry. At that point he heard his car pulling away. "I looked, and the car was gone," Hall said. He spotted the car turning around at the street's dead end, and when it came past his house, he attempted to stop it by waving his arms in the air. Instead of giving himself up, the carjacker veered directly at Hall in an apparent attempt to leave no witnesses to the crime. Hall shot into the car, killing the driver. "Mr. Hall has a right to protect himself with deadly force if his life is in danger ... Based on the totality of the evidence and circumstances, he was doing just that," said County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Deters.
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