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Milton Hall shot 10 to 12 times

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(07/12/12) - The investigation continues into the shooting of a homeless Saginaw man and Thursday, we learned just how many times Milton Hall was hit by police gunfire.

Hall was shot in the parking lot of the Riverview Plaza on Genesee in Saginaw on July 1.  Last week, we reported that six police officers fired 46 shots at Hall.

We don't have an exact number, but law enforcement officials tells us Milton Hall was hit somewhere in the area of 10 to 12 times by the gunfire.

Police shot Hall as officers say he acted aggressively toward them with a knife. Police came to the area after a complaint that Hall spit on someone at a gas station across the street from the plaza.

The Michigan State Police could be done with its investigation soon and then Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas will review the report and then make a determination on whether the shooting was justified, or excessive force was used.

Thursday, we are also learning more about how Hall lived. Yes, he was homeless, but in court, he mentioned two addresses as his home.

1007 Burt Street in Saginaw, two doors down from the City Rescue Mission, where Milton Hall was kicked out of last July because of his behavior. Court papers indicate that Hall said he lived at 1007 Burt and this is where he was arrested last November after an altercation. But Thea Gibbs said Hall knew the man that owned the home, but never went inside.

"He cooked outside," Gibbs said.

Gibbs lives next door and says Hall took residence on the porch, with the approval of the homeowner.

"It was alright for him to stay on his porch, that way nobody would be able to break in there," Gibbs said.

The house is now vacant and is in the hands of the Saginaw County Treasurer's Office. In court, Hall also mentioned he lived at 2715 Jefferson, the Pinewood Manor, one of the Saginaw Housing Commission's properties.

Willie Braddock thinks Hall lived here for a little more than a year, but is not clear on exactly when he lived there. He says management kicked him out.

"Yeah, they kind of eliminated him, I don't know the reason because they aren't going to tell us about it," Braddock said.

Sandra Baker remembers Hall and says his behavior got him in trouble. Court papers show he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.

"He had a lot of that going on, nobody messing with him, they kind of stayed away from him," Baker said.

"People were scared of him?" we asked.

"Yeah, he had a lot of multiple personalities, you know, he was a woman than a man, he was this. He had this one voice, then he had this other person voice, he had a lot of stuff going on," Baker said.

Six officers remain on administrative leave following the incident.

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