Springfield man arrested in weekend homicide, charged with murder

A Springfield man was charged with murder in Clark County Municipal Court Monday morning.

Raekwon Hall, 20, is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Antonio Moore on Sunday morning. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $100,000.

Springfield police began their investigation 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 filed with the charges says.

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“Officers located witness one who is the girlfriend of the victim and stated the victim had a gun and had been in her apartment and was pointing it and making threats towards her and witness two and at some point he was outside and an unknown subject shot him,” the affidavit says.

Springfield police was able to view surveillance video of the incident, the affidavit says, and informed the first witness that there was video of the incident.

“After witness one gave her original statement she was advised of what was on the video and she advised that she had contacted her brother Raekwon Hall and advised him that the victim had a gun and had been making threats to shoot the place up at which time the defendant stated he would be right there,” the affidavit says. “She stated about 15-20 minutes later the defendant showed up with some other unknown males in a vehicle and that he got out and they were talking in front of her apartment while the victim was still walking around at which time the defendant advised her to go get her baby who was with witness two and that it would be okay.”

She said as she walked away she heard gunfire, and when she turned she saw the victim staggering out into the parking lot and collapse.

“On the video we verified that the person she was talking to before she went down the sidewalk was her brother and the video shows the victim walking towards his vehicle which is parked across the lot but then turns back toward the defendant and again turns and begins to walk away from the defendant when Hall fires at least three shots at the victim who then staggers out into the parking lot and collapses,” the affidavit says.

Hall turned himself in to police Sunday morning at about 7:30 a.m., the affidavit says.

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“Hall was then read his Miranda rights and agreed to give a statement at which time he admitted to the shooting but stated it was self-defense. He then advised us where the gun could be found at which time he was transported to the area of Ronez and it was located down an embankment and submitted into the property,” the affidavit says.

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