In golf, they say, you can’t play defense.
But 80-year-old Charles Anderson claims that’s what he was doing when he shot and killed his friend, 51-year-old Scott Jeffries, after the two got into a fight while playing putt-putt.
According to KIRO 7 TV, investigators in Mason County, Wash., said that Anderson and Jeffries were drinking and playing putt-putt in Anderson’s mobile home when things got heated. Jeffries was reportedly miffed that Anderson kept winning and attacked the older man.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Anderson told police that Jeffries hit him several times in the head. He warned Jeffries to back off, and when Jeffries didn’t, Anderson drew a. 40 caliber handgun from his boot and shot Jeffries in the chest, killing him.
Anderson was initially charged with second-degree murder, but according to KIRO 7 TV, county prosecutors may reduce that charge to manslaughter based on Anderson's claim of self-defense.