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Man charged in Frostburg State shooting claims self defense

A Frostburg State University student charged with murdering a school basketball player and wounding another told police he fired in self defense.

An Allegany County judge ordered Monday that 21-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie would continue to be held without bond on charges of first-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of a fellow student.

According to charging documents, one of Hall's friends told police that he said he didn't have a choice about shooting the men. Hall told police that he went to his door carrying a loaded shotgun and fired after each of them lunged toward him.

Eleven relatives of Brandon Carroll, the student killed in the shooting, attended the bond review hearing. Hall told the judge he has not yet retained an attorney and he has not been able to get in touch with his family.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 12:56 PM ET
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Maryland , Schools  
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"Hall told police that he went to his door carrying a loaded shotgun and fired after each of them lunged toward him."

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Yeah, right. Lunging at someone who was pointing a shotgun at me would be the first thing I would do, too. NOT!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | April 19, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for his defense, the victim was reported to have been shot in the back. Guess that means he lunged at him backwards.

Posted by: DWash30851 | April 19, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I want to know what did he do after he shot the two guys, because if he didn't flee he might have a case.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | April 19, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

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