Springfield man protected his sister in deadly shooting, grand jury rules

SPRINGFIELD — Clark County grand jurors declined to indict a Springfield man who had been accused of shooting and killing his sister’s boyfriend after surveillance video showed he was protecting his sibling.

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Raekwon Hall, 20, was charged with murder in Clark County Municipal Court for shooting Antonio Moore on Sept. 16. That case was dismissed, and he will not face any further charges from the incident, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said Friday.

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“The grand jury deliberated for quite some time on this case and, in the end, they decided not to return an indictment against Mr. Hall,” Wilson said. “I believe they believe he acted in defense of his sister. Defense of another.”

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Springfield police began their investigation last month when they were called to 1932 Fred Jordan Drive for a shooting. There, they found the victim in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds, an affidavit says.

Video of the shooting obtained by the Springfield News-Sun also shows the events leading up to the altercation. The video shows Moore, holding an item Wilson said is a gun, standing outside his car when a vehicle — with Hall inside — parks in front of his girlfriend’s residence. It then shows Moore, still with the gun, going back to his girlfriend, Hall’s sister, and following her around the building.

When the woman comes back into the picture, she is again being followed by Moore, still holding the firearm.

“Mr. Moore was there with that gun out and present and there was a point where Mr. Moore took off towards Mr. Hall sister with that gun in a threatening manner and aggressive manner. At that point, that’s when Mr. Hall shot Mr. Moore,” Wilson said.