A 74-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting a man for walking his dog on a golf course in Delray Beach, Florida.
According to WFLA.com, Robert Levine reportedly confronted Herbert Merritt, 64, 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, per the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
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 eventually dropped to the ground, while Levine went to his golf cart and retrieved a club.
He is accused of proceeding to beat Merritt with the club while kicking him in the head.
Merritt was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Levine, meanwhile, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated battery and firing a weapon in a public property charges.
According to the New York Post, the accused shooter remains hospitalized after suffering "an unrelated medical episode at the scene."