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Ohio Man Turns Himself in to Police After Allegedly Shooting Man Who Expressed Support for Trump


"Just a sign of the times today. People are really lost."

An Ohio man who allegedly shot a fellow bar patron in the leg last month after the victim expressed support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump turned himself in to police Friday, Cleveland.com reported.

Paul Jones Jr. (Image source: WEWS-TV)

Darnell Hall, 45, began to argue about the presidential race with a fellow regular at Winston's Bar in Cleveland on July 25, the outlet noted.

Hall allegedly shot the 60-year-old victim in the leg, ran out of the bar and drove away, Cleveland.com said.

According to the Associated Press, Hall’s defense attorney Harvey Bruner argued in court Saturday that the bar’s owner attempted to break up the argument by grabbing Hall’s gun, “which caused the gun to fire one shot.”

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Hall was sentenced in April to 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge related to a May 7, 2015 incident at the same bar.

He and a woman got into a fight with two other women. Hall struck the women with a bottle, according to court records.

Before Hall turned himself in, the victim — Paul Jones Jr., a Vietnam veteran — said from his hospital bed that his assailant was too “immature” to handle differing political opinions.

"Just a sign of the times today. People are really lost," Jones told WEWS-TV. "It's too much like high school. You're either with us or against us."

"Some people just never, ever learn that you have a right to your own opinion," Jones added to the station. "This is your world also."

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