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Report: Man Shot For Walking His Dog On Golf Course

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FRIMLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A modified flagstick cup is pictured as a further measure to ensure safety to members at Pine Ridge Golf Club as golf resumes in England under government guidelines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has spread across the world claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and infecting millions of people on May 13, 2020 in Frimley, England. The prime minister announced the general contours of a phased exit from the current lockdown, adopted nearly two months ago in an effort curb the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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, 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."