They take their golf courses very seriously in Florida.
A peaceful quiet day on the 15th hole of the Kings Point Golf Course was shattered by the sound of gunshots on Sunday when a 74-year-old man suddenly shot a man for walking his dog on the golf course.
According to WFLA.com, Robert Levine reportedly confronted Herbert Merritt for walking his dogs on the Kings Point golf course early Sunday morning. Levine stopped Merritt and began yelling at him for having his dog on the course.
That argument soon turned deadly when Levine allegedly pulled a handgun on Merritt, and when the victim began to run, he chased and fired at him, striking Merritt in the left ankle. Merritt fell to the ground.
Levine would go to his golf cart, retrieve a club and proceed to beat Merritt with the club while kicking him in the head. Merritt was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Merritt told deputies he had never seen Levine before, did nothing to provoke him and “he felt that Levine was trying to kill him.”
Nearby, they found Robert Levine, with a “black semi-automatic handgun in his front left pocket.” Levine would be arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated battery, and firing a weapon on a public property charge.
According to the New York Post, the accused shooter remains hospitalized after suffering “an unrelated medical episode at the scene.”
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