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Neo-Nazi Shot To Death By His Young Son In Riverside

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32-year-old white supremacist plumber Jeff Russell Hall, the Southwestern regional director of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement group who last year ran for a post on the Riverside Municipal Water District board, was shot to death on Sunday by his young son. Riverside police believe the shooting was not an accident, calling the killing, "an intentional act," notes the LA Times. Officials have not publicly speculated about a motive.

Authorities and paramedics were called to the man's home at 4:04 a.m. on Sunday and "found a badly injured Hall lying on a couch," reports the LA Times. He died at the scene. Hall's wife, as well as Hall's five children who are all under the age of 12 according to a neighbor, notes the Press-Enterprise, were questioned by police. His minor son was booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall on a homicide charge and the other four children were taken into protective custody, according to authorities.

Several residents in Hall's neighborhood said they were "still shaken from the early-morning shooting. Some refused to talk about it, while others weren't sure how to react after months of what they described as intimidation by Hall and other National Socialist Movement members who often visited," reports the Press-Enterprise. One neighbor described last year's Halloween party when Hall "flew a swastika flag from the home and guests wore KKK hoods."

Police recovered a rifle and handgun from the home. Hall appears to have died of a "single gunshot wound to the chest," reports the LA Times, but an autopsy is pending.