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Police: Nevada man shot golfer after ball hit home

By Associated Press


RENO, Nev. >> A Nevada man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and injuring a golfer after an errant ball broke a window at his home.

Authorities say 53-year-old Jeff Fleming exited his home along a Reno golf course with a shotgun after a ball hit the home late Thursday afternoon.

Fleming is accused of firing at a golfing twosome at the 16th hole, striking one of them. The golfer was released after treatment at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Police say the Lakeridge Golf Course had to be evacuated after the shooting, and the suspect drove to a local attorney's office, where he surrendered without incident.

Fleming was booked at the Washoe County jail on charges of battery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was released after posting bail.

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loquaciousone wrote:
At the Lakeridge Golf Course, when they say BEWARE OF HAZARD, they really mean beware.
on September 7,2012 | 09:57AM
kk808 wrote:
Gives new meaning to "hole in one."
on September 7,2012 | 10:05AM
cojef wrote:
Wow! Glad I gave up golf 3 years ago. Played in one of the golf courses in Vegas just aboutb5 miles nort from the strip. Never can tell what you are going encounter these days. Seriously, moral of the story is don't build your home adjacent to golf course. There are more cuckoos these days than you can shake stick at. Believe in the 2nd Amendment, but this nutcase has no business owning a shotgun. Sad case.
on September 7,2012 | 10:50AM
AhiPoke wrote:
I've played Lakeridge many times and I can attest to the fact that the homes along that course get hit numerous times. In fact, years ago when a townhouse complex was in the process of being built, along one of the holes, I think just about every window was broken. I also once played with someone whose ball hit a picture window squarely. We all thought the window was going to be shattered only to hear a sound like a gong. The window must have been made out of shatter proof glass. Smart owner. BTW, the homes along the course are very upscale and Lakeridge is a beautiful course.
on September 7,2012 | 11:05AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I could never figure why anyone would want to live next to a fairway. That's like swimming with the sharks.
on September 7,2012 | 01:53PM
sak wrote:
Lots of free Balls!
on September 7,2012 | 07:55PM
false wrote:
Buyer beware! Which came first, the golf course or the home? I'd say the golf course.
on September 7,2012 | 02:01PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Dude if you shoot the golfer if he hit your house with a golf ball make sure you kill him. Cause if not, it's going to be the golfer's turn next. Everybody get gun these days.
on September 7,2012 | 03:34PM
thanks4reading wrote:
We need more guns. The golfers could have defended themselves by shooting back. That would have prevented this hole in one affair. Same as the colorado movie theater. If other movie goers had guns, they could have shot at the shooter (in the dark) and took him out (be dam his wearing bullet proof clothing). The only sane way to prevent gun violence is to have more guns. This was obama's fault.
on September 7,2012 | 03:40PM
patk wrote:
Totally agree, we also should be allowed to own fully automatic weapons, grenades and plastic explosives. You just never know when those will be useful as well. The more power we have the better able we will be able to control violent uncontrollable situations.
on September 7,2012 | 09:22PM
kauai wrote:
At the risk of sounding like I'm piling on...ah, heck, I am piling on: I'm advocating for a bazooka and shoulder-launched stinger, oh and an RPG would be nice. If you're gonna' do a job, then do it right. As the saying goes; why take 2 when 10 will do...
on September 7,2012 | 11:49PM
Kapcity wrote:
I want a nuclear bomb!!
on September 8,2012 | 06:56AM
thanks4reading wrote:
the problem with all the above suggestions is how do you carry them? Now with a golfer, an AK 47 fits nicely in the golf bag. Also, the pockets would be handy for the hand grenades. It is for this reason, that I am advocating that we be allowed to drive tanks. To begin with, they use a lot of gas meaning that the profit struggling oil companies would make more money which in turn would lead to more super pac funds to politicians that would vote to expand our second amendment rights. Also with tanks, I would not be to concerned about finding parking or someone cutting me off.
on September 8,2012 | 09:28AM
Dragonman wrote:
An RPG without a missile would fit nicely in golf bag. Just carry the missile in golf cart and you are all set. I would also mount a 50 cal machine gun on the golf cart and soup up the gold cart so I can zip around the course in excess of 20 miles an hour.
on September 8,2012 | 10:13AM
Dragonman wrote:
Good one.
on September 8,2012 | 10:15AM
bumba wrote:
What a classic babooze.
on September 7,2012 | 04:07PM
hikine wrote:
Those golf balls are like bullets potentially killing or injuring someone.
on September 8,2012 | 02:41AM
kailua000 wrote:
well heck, what do you think will happen if you live near a golf courses. Guessing he doesnt have one of those nets in his yards many hav
on September 8,2012 | 05:38AM
Dragonman wrote:
I guess everyone has a breaking point. The fact that he turned himself in at the local police station shortly after the incident indicates he probably was sorry for what he did. His actions were inexcusable but he did not the right thing by going to police station.
on September 8,2012 | 10:18AM
false wrote:
false3. Did the golfer get a mulligan?
on September 8,2012 | 12:46PM
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